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NYSC DG tasks corps members on COVID-19 vaccination exercise



THE Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Major General – Shuaibu Ibrahim has advised members of the Batch “A” stream II” corps members posted to Imo State who are yet to embrace the  federal government COVID-19 vaccination exercise to do so without further delay.

According to him, the plan by the federal government to make presentation of evidence of COVID-19 vaccination by civil servants a pre-requisite for gaining entry to public offices from 1st December, 2021 could apply to corps members in places of their primary assignment.

 General Ibrahim gave the charge at the swearing-in ceremony of the corps members at the NYSC orientation camp Eziama Obaire, in the Nkwerre council area of the state which was performed by Justice Innocent Njaka on behalf of the state Chief Judge – Justice Theresa Chikeka.

 Represented by the state Coordinator of the NYSC – Rachel Idaewor, General Ibrahim said that the NYSC was already in touch with the relevant authorities with a view to ensuring that the vaccines are made available to the corps members in the course of their programme.

 “I wish to remind you of the need to continue to comply with the COVID-19 Prevention Protocols throughout the orientation period. In particular, you must ensure physical distancing and wearing of face masks as well as make good use of hand washing facilities provided at strategic locations among other safety measures”

 The NYSC DG expressed profound gratitude to the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) whose support and guidance he said is facilitating the safe and efficient conduct of the orientation course within the context of the “new normal”.

 “I particularly appreciate the NCDC for the continuous provision of RAPID Diagnostic Test Kits and sensitization materials for usage in all orientation camps”

 He assured the corps members that they would be availed of the NYSC opportunity of empowerment for self employment and wealth creation through skill acquisition and entrepreneurship Development (SAED) which had been a major area of focus for the scheme since 2012.

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