No less than 1,700 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have been deployed to Gombe State for the 2021 Batch “ A ‘Stream II orientation exercise, according to Ms.Margaret Dakama, public relations officer ( PRO) of the program in the state. .
In a statement to Gombe on Sunday, Dakama said orientation for future members of the body was to begin from May 18 to June 7.
She said corps members were therefore required to report for orientation at the NYSC Temporary Orientation Camp in the community of Amada, Gombe State and strictly adhere to all COVID-19 protocols before, during and after. their orientation.
The PRO added that the program has put in place the necessary measures at the camp to ensure the safety of the body members, including the proper and regular use of face masks during exercise.
As measures to eliminate traffic accidents and loss of life, Dakama said NYSC chief executive Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim advised corps members to avoid overnight travel and the embarkation of vehicles on the side of the road.
She added that potential body members were also advised against degrading the NYSC uniform “either by a fitted cut, using an elastic at the hem of the pants” khaki “or cutting it three-quarters.
“You must be prepared to be dressed correctly for all occasions and functions, as the leaders of tomorrow and role models for millions of young people across the country.”
Dakama revealed that in preparation for the exercise, the Gombe State Environmental Protection Agency (GOSEPA) fumigated the entire camp on Saturday, May 15.
NYSC State Coordinator Ms Ada Imoni said the fumigation was carried out according to guidelines provided by the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC).
“COVID-19 is always with us and we must not rely on our oars because the well-being of the body members and other camp participants is our priority,” Imoni said.