By Luminous Jannamike
ABUJA – Nationwide Youth Service Corps, NYSC, on Sunday dismissed experiences making the rounds on social media that it has postponed the 2020 batch ‘A’ orientation course for potential corps members owing to the current affirmation of an index case of Coronavirus in Lagos.
NYSC, in an announcement by its spokesperson, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, in Abuja, maintained that the train will happen as earlier introduced, stressing that proactive measure have been put in place to make sure Corps members who’re mobilised for the course had been protected from contracting the virus whereas in camp.
It additional described the social media experiences as a hoax circulated by mischiefmakers to trigger panic amongst Potential Corps Members, PCMs.
The assertion reads, “The eye of the Administration of Nationwide Youth Service Corps has been drawn to a false and really deceptive story circulating on the social media making allusion to the postponement of the 2020 Batch “A” Orientation programme, scheduled to start nationwide on 10th March, 2020, arising from the Coronavirus scare.
“Administration of the Scheme needs to guarantee Nigerians, particularly the Potential Corps Members (PCMs) that prefer it occurred throughout the outbreak of Ebola virus, a hemorrhagic fever with devastating penalties, the Corps has been in liaison with the Federal Ministry of Well being.
“As a proactive motion, it has put in place sure preventive measures within the thirty – seven Orientation Camps of the Scheme, as a way to guard in opposition to the contraction of the extremely contagious virus by the Corps Members.
“Along with the above technique, the NYSC Secretariats had since stepped up the sensitization of serving Corps Members, in addition to different Nigerians on issues to know concerning the virus, notably the preventive measures to be adopted.
“Accordingly, Administration needs to emphatically state that the Orientation Course for the 2020 Batch “A” Corps Members shall maintain nationwide as earlier publicised.
“Kindly disregard the hoax created by mischief makers to trigger pointless nervousness among the many PCMs.”