The Federal Government on Monday threatened to shut down any Nationwide Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp where the state government doesn’t comply with all of the COVID-19 protocols.
The Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, gave the warning at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja.
He stated over seven-hundred corps members out of twenty-two,000 youths tested for COVID-19 had tested positive for the virus.
The minister urged the corps members to adjust to the COVID-19 protocols as a way to test the spread of the virus in camps.
Dare stated: “Any orientation camp that’s not obeying the protocol will simply be closed as the NYSC can’t afford to risk the lives and health of corps members.”