The nigeria federal Government has ordered the immediate closure and evacuation of all ongoing National Youth C Service Corps camping activities nationwide amid coronavirus fears to avoid being spread since the camp is populated.
The 2020 Batch A Stream One NYSC members who arrived on camp on March 10, and began their activities that same day say were expected to spend atleast three weeks and few days in camp.
However, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Wednesday, said the NYSC members would be released to resume at their places of primary assignment there by cutting short their days in camp.
He tweeted that the closure was a precautionary measure on coronavirus.
“Today across the country, the NYSC Orientation camps will be closed and Youth Corpers will be paid and sent to their places of primary assignment.
“This again is a precautionary measure on the part of the government to check the spread of COVID-19. The DG NYSC will provide details,” he tweeted.
When contacted on the telephone, some NYSC members told The PUNCH that they were asked to pack their belongings Tuesday evening for departure.
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