The Federal Government has stated that it will close any National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp where the state government does not comply with all the COVID-19 protocols.
The Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, made the disclosure at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 national briefing on Monday in Abuja.
He stated that over 700 corps members from the current batch tested positive for COVID-19.
“It has become necessary that all safety protocols be adhered to.
“Any orientation camp that is not obeying the protocol will simply be closed as the NYSC cannot afford to risk the lives and health of corps members,” he said.
The minister also said that corps members who might be affected if the camps are shut would be reposted to adjoining state.