The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, Wednesday morning in Katsina NYSC camp, at about 7am, ,announced the immediate closure of the ongoing National Orientation for Batch A stream 1 corps members because of the dreaded Corona virus pandemic which has threatened global health.
He said, “sequel to the outbreak of the Corona virus pandemic which led to the cancellation of the National Sports Festival, Management of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme wishes to announce the suspension of the ongoing Orientation course for the 2020 Batch ” A” Stream 1 Corps Members’’.
’Therefore, the corps members shall be posted to commence their primary assignments forthwith, while they shall be invited back to the Orientation camps when the situation improves, just like it happened a few years ago when the Nation was confronted by the Ebola virus threat’’.
The DG further confirmed that no corps member or camp official had contracted the virus.
Brig General Ibrahim was in Katsina state on a thank you visit to Governor Aminu Bello Masari for giving a marching order that ensured the prompt rescue of 4 kidnapped potential youth corps members who were travelling from Akure to Zamfara via Katsina state.
The abducted corps members who later were reunited with their remaining 9 colleagues, were rescued at Funtua, Katsina state by a combined team of Police, Army, DSS and repentant bandits.
He appreciated the state government for taking a proactive action that rescued the kidnapped prospective corps members who were travelling through Katsina to Zamfara State by armed bandits in Katsina.