The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has denied claims on social media that prospective members will be allowed to resume their service on October 27, weetalknaija has learnt.

In a statement released on Saturday, October 3, the management of the scheme declared the reports as fake.

The statement read in part:

“Management hereby conveys that the news release is fake. Prospective Corps Members and the public are therefore enjoined to kindly disregard the news in its entirety.”

It noted that resumption was earlier tied to reopening of universities but said no date has been approved yet by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 for the re-commencement of the scheme.

“Management has been working with the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in order to ensure the reopening of NYSC Orientation camps nationwide, which the PTF had earlier tied to the resumption of educational institutions in the country.”

The management empathized with prospective members and expressed confidence that the waiting would soon be over.

NYSC denies alleged resumption of orientation camp on October 27
The Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim-led NYSC says orientation camps are not opening on October 27 as claimed on social media. Photo credit: @officialnysc
It wrote:

” While the NYSC sincerely appreciates the patience so far shown by the PCMs who have waited for over six months to be called-up for participation in the Scheme, it equally empathises with them over the unanticipated disruption of their programmes, resulting from COVID-19 pandemic

“However, the Corps is highly optimistic that the Federal Government, through the PTF will soon give approval for the full resumption of camping.”

It also urged those interested in NYSC news to make use of its verified channels for authentic information.

NYSC denies alleged reopening of orientation camps on October 27
Prospective corp members have been told the wait for orientation camps to reopen might soon be over. Photo credit: @officialnysc
Meanwhile, reported earlier that seven months after closing its schools across the country in order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the federal government announced October 12, for full reopening of 104 Unity Schools in Nigeria.

The news was broken on Friday, October 2, by the minister of education, Adamu Adamu, in Abuja while explaining that the COVID-19 curve has been flattened.

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