The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Wednesday suspends its camp and ongoing orientation course for its corps members nationwide.
The decision was taken over the outbreak of coronavirus.
The Federal Government on Tuesday was also forced to cancel the National Sports Festival.
The suspension was made known to the public in a statement from NYSC management which was posted on its Facebook page Wednesday.
Report had it that, the decision was made barely 24 hours after Nigeria recorded the 3rd case of coronavirus.
Here is the statement from NYSC officials;
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: SUSPENSION OF THE ON-GOING ORIENTATION COURSE
Sequel to the outbreak of the Coronavirus 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 on-going 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.
Management wishes to state that no Corps Member or Camp Official has contracted the virus,