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COVID-19 vaccine not compulsory for corps members – NYSC

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THE Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, today said that COVID-19 vaccine would not be made compulsory for corps members.

   A statement by NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, said the Director-General spoke during a nationwide virtual address to the 2021 Batch ‘A’ Stream II prospective corps members ahead of their official induction in the 37 NYSC Orientation Camps across the country.

According to the statement COVID-19 vaccine is not compulsory but important.

“The National Youth Service Corps has said it would not force corps members to take COVID-19 jab, but advised that the vaccine is good for personal protection against contracting the deadly Coronavirus,” the statement read in part.

Ibrahim was quoted as advising them to make themselves available to the officials from the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency whenever they visit their camps to administer the vaccine on camp participants.

He also advised corps members to abide by the oath of allegiance of the scheme, the NYSC bye-laws and the NYSC Act in order to maintain good conduct throughout the service year. And advised prospective corps members to be security conscious at all times, warning that they should not put themselves in harm’s way.

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