National Youth Service Corps says it will not reopen orientation camps throughout the country until it is safe to do so.
In a statement on Thursday, NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, dismissed reports of plans to reopen the camps.
Adeyemi said, “To put issues in proper perspective, it is appropriate to state that the National Youth Service Corps will only return to the orientation camps when it is very safe to do so, in view of the danger posed by COVID – 19 pandemic.
“The scheme places very high premium on the lives of corps members, camp officials and other stakeholders which was the key reason it suspended 2020 Batch “A” Stream 1 orientation programme in March this year.”
The NYSC spokesperson added that even when it had been established that it was safe to open the camps, the corps would act when it had received the nod of the Federal Government.
“Accordingly, corps members and prospective corps members are advised to glean information concerning the scheme only from NYSC official sources – both the social and mainstream media.”