By Chioma Iruke
Nigeria’s National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has stated its intention to begin vaccination of corps members around the country.
The NYSC said the Government directive that Civil Servants must be vaccinated from December 1, also “apply to corps members in their primary place of assignments.”
The Director-General NYSC, Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the disclosure on Tuesday at the Permanent NYSC Orientation Camp, Emure-Ekiti, in Emure Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
He added that NYSC was “already in touch with relevant authorities with a view to ensuring that the vaccines are made available to you in the course of this programme.”
The NYSC DG, who spoke through the Ekiti Coordinator, Mary Chikezie, said the move is to ensure safety against the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Ibrahim instructed corps members yet to be vaccinated to “continue to comply with COVID-19 preventive protocols throughout the orientation period.”