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Corp members will no longer be posted to security-challenged areas – NYSC

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The National Youth Service Corps says that henceforth, no corps member will be deployed to any area that is facing security threat.

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the announcement on Tuesday at the 2021 Batch ‘A’ Pre-Orientation Workshop held in Karu, Nasarawa State.


He noted that this will take effect during its forthcoming 2021 Batch A Stream Two Orientation Course.


Brig Gen Shuaibu said; “As the welfare and safety of corps members and staff is part of the policy thrust of my administration, we shall continue to work closely with relevant shareholders to evolve strategies for the protection of all corps members and the entire corps community during the orientation course.”


“This workshop will enable top management, collaborating partners and other critical stakeholders to review the previous orientation courses with a view to improving the scheme’s performance in subsequent exercises.

“We worked closely with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and state ministries of health in this regard. However, we would use the opportunity of the workshop to, among other things, harness our experiences and explore the prospect of increasing camp capacity, without losing sight of the need to adhere strictly to COVID -19 safety protocols, as we learn to operate optimally under the ‘new normal.”

He added that the scheme is working with the security agencies and would not undermine the safety of any corps member.

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