NYSC Tells Corps Members Not To Strike
Touchaheart Nigeria reports that the National Youth Service Corps said on Friday that while the NYSC does not go on strike, active and prospective corps members must be disciplined and devoted to the organization’s standards.
The organization urged corps members to be change agents and attempt to dispel the misconception surrounding COVID-19 immunization, noting that “NYSC corps personnel were working” during the recent strike by the Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors.
The NYSC also urged prospective corps members’ attention to the usage of social media, emphasizing that they should only follow official NYSC handles for accurate information. According to a statement released by NYSC Director (Press and Public Relations), Adenike Adeyemi, the agency’s Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the appeal during a webinar hosted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in collaboration with NYSC, which was aimed at informing prospective corps members about safety measures taken to ensure a safe and COVID-19-free orientation course.
In a statement, the NYSC DG warned, “We don’t go on strike.” He recommended people to seize the opportunity afforded by the federal government by making themselves available for the COVID-19 vaccine, which is presently taking place across the country.
According to him, the relationship between the NCDC and the New York State Department of Health has remained robust in the fight against the deadly epidemic.