21st May, 2021
Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, has said that the COVID-19 vaccine would not be made compulsory for corps members.
The DG said this on Friday during a nationwide virtual address to the 2021 Batch ’A’ Stream II prospective corps members ahead of their official induction at NYSC camps across the country.
“The National Youth Service Corps has said it would not force corps members to take COVID-19 jab, but advised that the vaccine is good for personal protection against contracting the deadly Coronavirus,” the DG said.
General Ibrahim, however, urged corps members to make themselves available to the officials from the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency whenever they visit their camps to administer the vaccine on camp participants.
He also advised corps members to abide by the oath of allegiance of the scheme, the NYSC bye-laws and the NYSC Act in order to maintain good conduct throughout the service year.
He also urged prospective corps members to be security conscious at all times, warning that they should not put themselves in harm’s way.