Corps members test positive for COVID-19

Two National Youth Service Corps members reportedly tested Positive for Corona Virus in NYSC orientation camp in Kano State.

Report reaching us from News Agency of Nigeria, States that two (2) National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members out of the 826 new members posted to Kano state have tested positive for COVID-19.

Reacting to the sad incident is the NYSC state coordinator in Kano, Hajiya Aisha Tata, who revealed this today while briefing newsmen, after the swearing-in of the 2020 batch ‘B’ Stream IA corps members.

She attested  that the 826 corps members posted to the state were tested immediately upon arrival at the orientation camp, maintaining that they were taken to relevant facilities for further medical investigation.

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Out of the 826 corps members deployed in Kano State, 387 are females, while 439 are males.

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Hajiya Aisha said, “As you have seen, we have provided all the necessary prevention facilities and ensured that all the corps members used them.

“We have also ensured comprehensive fumigation to ensure that the camp remains a clean environment for the NYSC members,’’ she said.

In a similar vein, the Executive Governor of Kano state, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, urged the NYSC members to remain calm and participate in all activities with open minds.

He said: “My fellow compatriots, the orientation course was purposely designed to provide you with the requisite training for a better understanding and knowledge about the scheme, about your new environment, and about the people you are going to be staying with after the orientation course.

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“I implore you to be guided by the sense of duty and discipline that saw you through your various academic programmes.

“You are enjoined to shun all acts that may jeopardize harmonious relationships existing between the NYSC members and their host communities,’’ he said.

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