President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Youth Service Corps to start making preparations to reopen its orientation camps nationwide.
This was made known on Thursday by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, during a briefing at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
Naija News recalls that orientation camps across Nigeria had been shut in March as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Speaking on Thursday, Aliyu said the task force was in the process of developing “strict guidelines” to forestall the outbreak of infections when NYSC camps reopen.
“For the National Youth Service Corps, the NYSC is to consolidate on safety measures currently being put in place and start preparing for the reopening of orientation camps when educational institutions open,” he said.
“We are in the process of developing strict guidelines to ensure there is no outbreak of Covid-19 when this process starts.”
Meanwhile, the Buhari government had also reveiwed the time for nationwide curfew to 12 am to 4 am.