The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says prospective members will be required to show evidence of vaccination before they will be allowed into the camp for registration from the next orientation exercise in 2022.
NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, announced this on Monday in his nationwide virtual address to the 2021 Batch “C” Stream Two corps members and camp officials.
Amid the reported cases of the new COVID-19 variant – Omicron, he stated that NYSC would not let down its guard on strict adherence to the protocols put in place to curb the spread of the virus.
“We want to ensure that we adhere strictly to the non-pharmaceutical protocols of COVID-19,” Ibrahim was quoted as saying in a statement by a spokesman for the corps, Emeka Mgbemena.
He advised corps members that were about to complete their orientation course to add value to themselves by acquiring skills that would make them business owners, instead of seeking the scarcely available salaried jobs.
The NYSC-DG noted that the scheme had partnered several institutions such as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and others to provide soft loans to corps members with good business proposals.
He urged them to continue with the post-camp training of the skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development programme they started during the orientation course.