By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja
The Federal Government has warned it would shut down the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp in States that fail to comply with all COVID-19 protocols.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, gave the warning during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
According to him, the NYSC would not allow youths be endangered, adding that those already deployed to any state affected would be redeployed to other places.
“It has become necessary that all safety protocols be adhered to, any orientation camp that is not obeying the protocol will simply be closed as the NYSC cannot afford to risk the lives and health of the Corps members,” he said.
It would be recalled 731 members of Batch B Corps members tested positive for COVID-19.
The PTF had conducted the testing of batch B Corps members using RDTs and out of the 35,419 in the Batch B, 731 tested positive compared to 108 recorded during the Batch A.
765 members of the current stream of Corps members out of the over 22,000 cases tested were confirmed positive.