Corps members at the ongoing orientation for the National Youth Service are leaving camps after the Federal Government of Nigeria cut short the course. The Ministry of Youth and Sports ordered the suspension of the course.
National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) management has confirmed the shut down all the orientation camps nationwide over the spread of coronavirus disease.
The minister, Mr Sunday Dare said the action is part of the Federal Government’s precautionary measure against the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
The orientation programme started on March 10 and was supposed to end on March 30.
All corps members are to be paid and sent to their places of primary assignment.
The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, is expected to give more details on the development.
However, the NYSC management said directive, which came from the NYSC headquarters in Abuja early Wednesday morning disrupted the orientation camp of the 2020 Batch A Stream 1, across the 37 centres in the country.
The Lagos State NYSC Coordinator, Eddy Megwa, told corps members during morning meditation on the parade ground to leave the orientation camp as soon as possible.
Recall that in Lagos State, no fewer than one hundred and seventy-nine people who were on isolation after contact with the coronavirus index case in Nigeria, have been released.
Out of the 179 people who had contact with the index case, 40 of them were quarantined in Ogun State while the rest of them were monitored in Lagos State.
The Lagos state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, had said that since the 179 contacts persons with the Italian had exceeded the mandatory 14 days isolation, they have been released because none of them developed any symptom of the disease.