Covid-19: Vaccine Not Compulsory For Corp Members- NYSC Boss

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has disclosed that the Covid-19 vaccine will not be made compulsory for corps members.

This was disclosed in a statement by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, during a nationwide virtual address to the 2021 Batch ’A’ Stream II prospective corps members ahead of their official induction in the 37 NYSC Orientation Camps across the country on Friday.

According to the statement, “The National Youth Service Corps has said it would not force corps members to take COVID-19 jab, but advised that the vaccine is good for personal protection against contracting the deadly Coronavirus.”

He also stated that, “NYSC doesn’t harbour criminals, therefore, shun cultism, cybercrime and other social vices. You must be disciplined, committed, patriotic and maintain a good record throughout your service year.”

He added that, “We have our collaborating partners like the CBN, Bank of Industry among others that have been assisting corps members with loans to finance their businesses, please take advantage of the NYSC and tune your mindset to success”.

The DG also disclosed that, “Please take note of the security tips and don’t put yourself in harm’s way. You must be security conscious and identity with the security agencies wherever you are posted to. Avoid parties and night travelling because the Federal Government and NYSC care for your security.”

He made it known that, “If you want to travel, obtain written permission from NYSC because your employer doesn’t have the power to grant you permission and also don’t travel at night. If you are going on a long journey, cut the journey to pass the night once it is 6pm. Don’t embark on any unauthorised journey and don’t endanger your safety.”

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