National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed no fewer than 1,700 corps members to Gombe State, for the 2021 Batch ‘A’ Stream II orientation exercise, according to Margaret Dakama, the scheme’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) in the state.
She urged the prospective corps members, to report for orientation course at the NYSC temporary orientation camp in Amada community, Gombe State and to bond strictly to all COVID-19 protocols before, during, and after their orientation.
As measures to eradicate road traffic injuries and loss of lives, Dakama said the director general of NYSC, Shuaibu Ibrahim, had advised corps members to avoid night journeys and boarding vehicles by the road side.
She also advised against defacing the NYSC uniform “either by slim fitting, use of rubber band at the hem of the ‘khaki’ trouser or cutting it to three quarter.
“You must be ready to be dressed properly for all occasions and functions, as leaders of tomorrow and role models to millions of youth in the country.”
Dakama reveal that in preparation for the exercise, the Gombe State Environmental Protection Agency (GOSEPA), had fumigated the entire camp on Saturday, May 15.
The NYSC state coordinator, Ada Imoni, said the fumigation was done in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
“COVID-19 is still with us and we must not rest on our oars because the welfare of corps members and other camp participants are our priority,” Imoni said.