NYSC pledges non-enforcement of COVID-19 vaccines on corp members

NYSC pledges non-enforcement of COVID-19 vaccines on corp members

Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said it will not force Corps Members to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

The NYSC DG said he would rather advise that the vaccine was good for personal protection against contracting the deadly Coronavirus.

Ibrahim said on Friday, May 21, in Abuja during a nationwide virtual address to the 2021 Batch ‘A’ Stream II Prospective Corps Members, as contained in a statement.

The statement which was signed by the Public relations and press Director, Mrs Adeyemi Adenike stated that the address was ahead of corps members’ official induction in the 37 NYSC Orientation Camps across the country.

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He urged corps members to make themselves available to officials from the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), whenever they visited the camps to administer the vaccine on camp participants.

“Adhere strictly to all COVID-19 safety protocols, don’t expose yourselves to danger, and get vaccinated,” Ibrahim said.

The Director-General advised them to abide by the Oath of Allegiance of the Scheme, the NYSC bye-laws; and the NYSC Act in order to maintain good conduct throughout their service year.

“NYSC doesn’t harbour criminals; it shuns cultism, cybercrime, and other social vices. You must be disciplined, committed, patriotic, and maintain a good record throughout your service year,” he said.

He further admonished them to take full advantage of their service year to empower themselves; and also develop their host communities with viable projects that would impact positively their living standard.

“Identify the core needs of your host communities and initiate laudable projects. Take full advantage of your service year; and be exemplary in your conduct for others to follow.

“Obey all the rules in your place of Primary Assignments and host communities strictly; and serve as good ambassadors of the NYSC Scheme, your family, and institutions,” he advised

Ibrahim advised the Corps Members to use Social Media to promote national unity and peaceful co-existence.



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