NYSC shuts down orientation camps over Coronavirus fears

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has asked corps members currently in orientation camps across the country to vacate the camps over the coronavirus pandemic.

The dreaded (COVID-19) disease has killed over 7000 persons globally and three cases have been confirmed in Nigeria, although no death has been recorded.

Sources told The Guardian that corps members in Lagos camp were told on Wednesday morning to leave the camp immediately after receiving their letters to their places of primary assignment and transport allowance.

The camps opened last Tuesday and usually last for three weeks.

“We were told the order to close the camp came from Abuja,” a corps member said.

This comes after the federal government released a memo stopping all officials and workers from embarking on foreign trips as the pandemic spreads.


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