2019 BATCH “B” STREAM II CORPS MEMBERS’ PASSING-OUT
It is of no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has affected all sectors around the globe. Ever since the outbreak, almost everything have ceased to operate. However, the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) was not left out.
The scheme has been working earnestly to ensure this doesn’t affect those who are to pass out so as not to hinder their success. But, no corps member is mobilised into the system until it is safe to reopen the NYSC Orientation Camps.
First stream of the Batch B Corps members passed out two months ago without any ceremony to disallow the risk if contracting the virus. So, the second stream of Batch B will be passing out this month too without such ceremony.
Management wishes to convey to the 2019 Batch “B” (Stream II) Corps Members and indeed the Scheme’s stakeholders that the Passing-out event for the above batch has been fixed nationwide for Thursday, 16th July, 2020.
Arising from the threat posed by COVID-19 pandemic, and as a precautionary measure, the event will be low-key, with qualified Corps Members collecting their Certificates of National Service (CNS) at the Local Government level.
Accordingly, the distribution of the CNS shall be staggered for a period of ten days in the first instance, in keeping with the safety measures established by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim salutes the out-going Corps Members for the service to the nation, and in particular for standing out to be counted in this time of national emergency, through the various interventions aimed at combating the spread of Coronavirus.
The DG charges the Corps Members to remain steadfast in rendering service to the nation and humanity, even after they have concluded their national assignment as that is the hallmark of the Corps.
Thus, Brig Gen Ibrahim enjoins the 2019 Batch “B” (Stream II) Corps Members to remain good ambassadors of the Scheme in their future endeavours.
Finally, all Corps Members and NYSC stakeholders are advised to stay vigilant, in order to guard against the contraction of COVID-19. Therefore, all must ensure strict observance of the safety protocols, predicated on consistent use of face masks, proper washing of hands with soap for at least twenty seconds, use of alcohol-based sanitiser, and observing social/physical distancing.
Together, we shall come out stronger in post COVID-19.