Closure of Orientation Camps precautionary- Dare
The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) through its Southwest Area Zonal Coordinator in Osun, Mr Emmanuel Attah, has debunked news making round that some corps members have been infected in the state’s orientation camp.
In a statement released to newsmen, Mr Attah states that “the attention of the NYSC has been drawn to a fake and unsubstantiated news making the rounds that a corps member presently in NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ise-Orun, Ekiti State has tested positive to Coronavirus and has been moved to the State Isolation Centre situated at Oba Adenuyigbe Hospital, Anilosun, Ado-Ekiti.
“The said report was in bad light and it is orchestrated just to mislead Nigerians especially, parents and guardians of members of the service corps that are in NYSC Camps nationwide. With every sense of responsibility, I wish to reiterate the commitment of the scheme to continue to wage unrelenting war against whatever pandemic that may rear its ugly head near any NYSC formation nationwide with far reaching actions in order to guard against the contraction of any deadly virus by corps members. I equally wish to add that the corps member that was purportedly alleged to have tested positive was taken to a Laboratory in Ede, Osun State for comprehensive medical test to determine the veracity or otherwise of the damaging allegation and I am happy to inform the general public that the corps member tested negative to the dreaded epidemic”.
“Once again, I want to repeat that no corps member has tested positive to Coronavirus or any other disease in all the NYSC formations nationwide”, he concluded.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare has stated that the closure of the NYSC orientation camps around the country is only a precautionary measure against COVID- 19 adding that corps members will be paid their allowances and posted to their respective places of primary assignment.