The 2019 Batch “B” Stream 1 Corps members whose passing out parade have been slated for Thursday, May 28th, will not be marked without ceremonial parades due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has said.
NYSC made the announcement in a statement made available to IbrandTV.
The Federal Government had in March ordered all Corps Members to return home as part of measures to curb the spread of the virus.
The NYSC said the Certificate of National Service would be issued to qualified Corps members at their various Local Government.
According to the statement, “A full complement of NYSC Officers have been mobilised for the distribution and shall do so from ten service points in each of the Local Government Councils.
“As a precautionary measure, the distribution shall be staggered for a period of ten days in the first instance, in order to remove anxiety from the concerned corps members, in addition to making the activity seamless and less cumbersome.”
The Service also urged the passing out members to observe strict discipline, orderliness, social distancing, use of facemask, hand sanitiser and proper washing of hands.
NYSC urged its members who are currently not in their states of service, to wait till the ban on inter-state journeys is lifted before travelling to collect their certificates.