The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said it would not let down its guard on strict adherence to COVID-19 safety
precautions.


This is coming as cases of
the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, are being reported.


NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, disclosed this on Monday in a statement signed by Emeka Mgbemena, Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations.


The DG in the nationwide virtual address to the 2021 Batch ‘C’ Stream Two Corps
members and camp officials said from the next orientation exercise in the year 2022, all the incoming PCMs will show evidence of vaccination before they would be allowed into the camp for registration.


“We want to ensure that we adhere strictly to the non-pharmaceutical protocols of COVID-19,” the DG added.


Speaking further, the Director-General advised the corps members that completed orientation to add value to themselves by acquiring skills that
would make them business owners, instead of seeking the scarcely available salaried jobs.


He said the scheme had partnered several institutions like the Central Bank of Nigeria, Access Bank, Bank of Industry, NYSC Foundation, Heritage Bank and others to provide soft loans to corps members with good business proposals.


The Director-General urged the corps members to continue with the post-camp training of the Skill Acquisition and EnPA

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