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  • Updated: September 04, 2020

NYSC Orientation Camps Approved For Reopening - PTF

NYSC Orientation Camps Approved For Reopening - PTF

The reopening of orientation camps of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has been approved by the Federal Government.

This was disclosed by the National Coordinator of the President Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, in Abuja during a briefing.

He said that safety protocols are being put in place to ensure that there isn't an outbreak of coronavirus when the camps begin to receive corpers.

The camps - among other facilities - had been shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic in March.

Aliyu said, “We are in the process of developing strict guidelines to ensure there is no outbreak of Covid-19 when this process starts."

He also said that the PTF is in the process of determining the number of staff that will be allowed to work, at a time, in the private sector to ensure that they work in a safe environment.

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Aliyu added that for public service, only workers from grade level 12 and above will be allowed to work.

The PTF's term scheduled to end in September has been extended till December by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Explaining the extension, the Chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha said, “The PTF today submitted its 7th Interim Report to Mr. President for his consideration and approval.

“The main thrust of the recommendation is that Nigeria advances to the third phase of eased restrictions with further amendments, to address economic, socio-political, and health concerns. This will last until a time when the epidemic is sufficiently controlled in Nigeria.

“Accordingly, Mr. President has considered and approved the following: Transition into the Third Phase of the National Response to COVID-19 for a period of four weeks with effect from 12.01 am on Friday 4th September 2020 in line with amendments to address economic, socio-political and health considerations reflected in the implementation guidelines.

“Mr. President has similarly considered the fact that the six-month mandate of the PTF will expire this month and has therefore extended it till the end of December 2020.

“The objective is to: Sustain a robust multi-sectoral national response; Ensure that we successfully navigate the community spread stage of the pandemic; strengthen our health system and other socio-economic infrastructures to enable them to meet our national aspirations."

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