NYSC Suspends Orientation In Six States Over Ebola

Brig Gen Johnson olawumi, the Director
General of the National Youth Service Corps
(NYSC) has announced the suspension of
orientation programme of the 2014 Batch
‘B’ corps members in six states over Ebola
outbreak.
Speaking to The Nation in Kubwa
Orientation Camp in the Federal Capital
Territory, Abuja, the DG said the orientation
programme slated to commence on Monday
September 1, 2014 was suspended in
Adamawa, Bauchi, Jigawa, Borno, Gombe,
and Yobe States.
Olawumi promised the affected prospective
corps members that the scheme would
make sure they don’t stay at home for too
long.
Meanwhile, the Stream Two exercise, meant
for the affected northern states was initially
billed for Monday, September 1, 2014 to
Monday, September 22, 2014. The
arrangement was supposed to enable corps
members posted to Adamawa State have
their orientation programme in Niger, those
posted to Bauchi, to resume in Plateau State
orientation camp, while those posted to
Borno State were expected to resume camp
in Nasarawa State.
The other affected states include Gombe,
where corps members were expected to
relocate to Benue; Jigawa State corps
members expected to have their orientation
programme in Kaduna, while those taken to
Yobe are expected to resume at the Federal
Capital Territory Orientation camp.
Meanwhile, in reaction to the outbreak of
the deadly Ebola virus, the Director-General
of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC),
Brigadier General Johnson Olawumi, on
August 12, 2014, assured Nigerians that the
scheme is ready
to stop Ebola outbreak in their various
camps across the country as measures have
been put in place to check any possible
occurrence.

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