Only those vaccinated against COVID-19 will serve from next year – NYSC

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NYSC says from January 2022, only fully vaccinated Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) will be allowed to register and partake in the scheme.

Only those vaccinated against COVID-19 will serve from next year – NYSC

“From the next orientation in the year 2022, all incoming PCMs will show evidence of vaccination before they will be allowed into the camp for registration.

“We want to ensure that we adhere strictly to the non-pharmaceutical safety protocols of COVID-19,’’ the Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim said on Monday in Abuja.

He was addressing the 2021 Batch “C’’ Stream II set of corps members in a virtual meeting.

Mr Emeka Mgbemena, NYSC’s spokesman said in a statement that the director-general gave the directive in the face of reported cases of the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus in Nigeria.

Ibrahim said that the scheme would not let down its guard of ensuring strict adherence to the COVID-19 safety protocols.

“I commend the Federal Government, the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, the National Centre for Disease Control, and other stakeholders for the success of the 2021 Batch “C’’ Stream II orientation course,’’ Ibrahim was quoted as saying.

The director-general urged the Batch “C’’ Stream II set of corps members whose orientation course ends on Dec. 14, to continue to build on the skills learned during the orientation course.

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