Nigeria Minister of Youth & Sports, Sunday Dare, has disclosed that the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC is considering shutting orientation camps in States that have refused to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols.
Sunday Dare while speaking during the national press briefing on COVID-19 on Monday said the Ministry is working with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to ensure that the camps are safe.
He said that over 700 corps members from the current batch tested positive for COVID-19.
“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 corps members,” he said.
Recall that the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) recently criticized Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State for rejecting COVID-19 vaccines.
Minister of Youth & Sports, Sunday Dare, however, said that corps members who might be affected if the camps get shut would be reposted to the adjoining state.