The Lagos State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps, Mr. Eddy Megwa, has said the state orientation camp has not recorded any case of coronavirus.
He told our correspondent that the state NYSC was able to maintain a COVID-19 negative camp because everybody adhered strictly to the guidelines and ensured that people were tested before coming in.
Megwa said this at the inauguration of the ‘Observance Of The Nysc National Environmental Sanitation Day,’ at the Ipodo Market, Ikeja, Lagos.
At the event, corps members serving in different Local Government Areas across Lagos came out to clean their environments.
He said, “NYSC is unique, so far, we have run the orientation camp without any case of COVID-19, everyone always goes through the test before entering. We are all negative in the camp, because, once you go into the camp, you don’t go out and if you do, you don’t come back again or we ensure you are tested.
“We always observe all the COVID-19 protocols and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is fully residential on our camp. All the corps members here are all serving around this Ikeja LG, those in the camp cannot come out.
“And as we are going in now, we must submit ourselves to testing and if anyone is tested positive, they can not go in, even if I am the one. We have sensitised the people to keep their environment clean.”
He added that NYSC received a directive from the national Director-General to embark on the cleaning across Lagos State so as to contribute to the cleanliness of the State.
“This is NYSC’s contribution towards keeping Nigeria clean, we are doing it nationwide. We could not do it last week because of the LG and LCDA elections, that is the reason you are seeing the corps members with cleaning materials and making everywhere look good,” he said.
The Corpers Liason Officer, Miss Efemona Akwesehor, also advised that the NYSC scheme should not be scrapped as it supports the unity of the nation.