The attention of NYSC Management has been drawn to the above report circulating on the social media.
The management made the disclosure in a statement signed by the Director of Media Mrs Adenike Adeyemi.
She said the Management wishes to state emphatically that the story is inaccurate.
“It does not in anyway represent the true position of things concerning either the Corps Members in reference, or Prospective Corps Members earlier quarantined in other Isolation Centres for testing positive to COVID-19.”
Some Corps Members of the 2020 Batch “A” deployed to Jigawa State, who had to return to the Orientation Camp to conclude the Orientation programme earlier truncated in March this year, arising from the Coronavirus pandemic tested positive to the dreaded virus upon being tested at the camp.
“It is pertinent to state that before admission into any NYSC camp, both the Prospective Corps Members or Corps Members as the case may be; and Camp officials must undergo COVID-19 test”.
“Those that tested negative were allowed into the camps, while cases of those that tested positive are handled by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)”.
According to the management, the Jigawa Corps Members that tested positive to the virus were taken into the State’s Isolation Centre for treatment and care.
“It is important to disclose that the NYSC Jigawa Secretariat, Jigawa State Government and NCDC have been in constant touch with the Corps Members on their welfare and care.
There have been agitations from some of them that want to leave the Isolation Centre to reunite with their families because of the festivities but were turned down until they are certified okay by the NCDC.”
The Management appeals to the concerned corp members to be patient as all that the NCDC is doing is for their interest and that of other Nigerians.
“We are appealing to the media which we hold in very high esteem as invaluable partners, to always cross check issues of this nature with NYSC Management, Jigawa State Government and NCDC.”