The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Shuaibu Ibrahim, has said, corps members would henceforth be vaccinated in orientation camps.
Ibrahim disclosed the information on Tuesday at the Permanent NYSC Orientation Camp, Emure-Ekiti, in the Emure Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
According to Peoples Gazette, the NYSC boss said this followed the federal government’s directive that only vaccinated civil servants would be allowed entry into public offices from December 1.
The DG added that such would also “apply to corps members in their primary place of assignments.”
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 his programme.”
The NYSC DG, who spoke through the Ekiti Coordinator, Mary Chikezie, said the move was to ensure safety against the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.
Ibrahim instructed corps members yet to be vaccinated to “continue to comply with COVID-19 preventive protocols throughout the orientation period.”