The Kogi State Coordinator of the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, Mofoluwasho Williams has said that Corps Members, camp executives officials and all visitors must comply with the COVID-19 test before gaining access to the orientation camp. 

Williams said this on Wednesday while addressing journalists as the 2022 Batch ‘A’ Stream 2 Corps members resume activities at the Asaya Orientation Camp in the Kabba Local Government Area of Kogi State.

She maintained that the NYSC is implementing the Federal Government’s policies, hence the need to give prime importance to COVID-19 test in the camp including for officials and visitors.

In his speech, the NYSC Director-General, Maj.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, encouraged corps members to adhere strictly to the outlined preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic and go for the vaccines.

“Let me also remind you that the Federal Government’s directive on presentation of evidence of COVID-19 vaccination as a pre-requisite for gaining entry to public offices is still in force.

“Therefore, I encourage those who are yet to take the vaccine to do so without further delay as the rule will apply to you both in your Primary Assignment and other public places,” he said.

He commended the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for their continued support towards safe and efficient conduct of the Orientation Course within the context of the ‘new normal.’

He urged all stakeholders to support the scheme’s Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers, aimed at providing easier access to free and qualitative healthcare for vulnerable rural dwellers.

“I implore well-to-do individuals and corporate bodies to take a cue from Her Excellency, the First Lady, Dr. Mrs Aisha Buhari, by donating well-equipped ambulances for the operation of the NYSC Mobile Clinics as well as other essential equipment and drugs that will facilitate the conduct of our medical outreach,” he said.

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