The National Youth Service Corps NYSC has fixed Thursday, 28th May 2020 for the passing-out for the 2019 Batch “B” Stream 1 Corps Members nationwide.
In a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by the Director, Press and Public Relations Adenike Adeyemi (Mrs) stated that event shall be devoid of the ceremonial parade as a result of the great threat and danger posed by Coronavirus which the entire globe has been battling.
The statement revealed that in keeping with COVID-19 the protocol of social/physical distancing, Certificate of National Service (CNS) shall be issued to qualified Corps Members at the Local Government level.
Accordingly, a full complement of NYSC Officers has been mobilized for the distribution; and shall do so from ten service points in each of the Local Government Councils.
“As a precautionary measure, the distribution shall be staggered for a period of ten days in the first instance, in order to remove anxiety from the concerned Corps Members, in addition to making the activity seamless and less cumbersome.
“Management heartily congratulates the 2019 Batch “B” Stream 1 Corps Members for the successful completion of the service, which undeniably is a major milestone.
“Dear Corps Members, as you go for your CNS from Thursday, 28th May, remember to ensure the strictest observance of discipline; anchored on orderliness, adherence to instructions added to the rules of social/physical distancing, use of facemask, hand sanitizer and proper washing of the hands with liquid soap for at least twenty seconds during the activity.
“It is imperative to state that Corps Members who at present are not in their States of service need not violate the ban on interstate journeys which is still in force.”
The statement added that; “as soon as the ban is lifted and it is safe to travel, they are expected to go to their respective States of service to collect their CNS.
“Kindly note that unclaimed certificates shall be returned to the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters, Abuja two weeks after the lifting of the inter-state travel ban.
“Please, always stay in touch with our social media platforms, as well as the mainstream media for further information.”