As orientation camps of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) open, amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that it will test all corps members to ensure that the camp is kept “safe”.
This was disclosed by the Director-General of the centre, Chikwe Ihekweazu, during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.
He said, “We will test everyone (corps members) and that will enable us to keep our camps safe and also help us understand what is going on in the rest of the country.
“We know that corps members are normally young mobile population. Again, we are counting on not only the young people going to camps but parents; so we need the parents to support young people to do what they have to do.
“We have been working extremely hard over the last two months with NYSC to reopen youth service camps. We have made a lot of progress to ensure that we can do that safely.”