The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has barred unvaccinated corps members from its camps nationwide.
NYSC director-general Shuaibu Ibrahim made the announcement while addressing 2021 Batch “C” Stream Two Corps Members and Camp Officials.
Ibrahim said the measure will take effect from the next orientation camp, which is a few weeks from now.
He noted that prospective corps members will need to show evidence of vaccination from coronavirus before they would be allowed to register.
The DG said the scheme was trying to be careful not to allow the spread of the disease owing to the detection of the Omicron COVID variant in the country.
He stated that there is nothing like a two-week break after leaving the Orientation Camp and urged corps members to add value to themselves by acquiring skills that would make them business owners, instead of seeking for the scarcely available salaried jobs.
lbrahim warned corp members to avoid night and unauthorised journeys, but break any journey extending beyond 6:00 pm and pass the night in a safe place.
The NYSC DG said the scheme has Corps Lodges, Secretariats Army barracks for members to always pass the night in different states for journeys that will take you beyond six to get to their respective destinations.