Wednesday 1st December 2021: The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier-General. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has said that corps members could be affected by the Federal Government directive that civil servants without evidence of COVID-19 vaccination would not be allowed to enter public offices.
The DG said this in Enugu during the swearing-in of corps members for the 2021 Batch ‘C’, Stream II Orientation Course, adding that corps members, who had yet to be vaccinated would take their jabs in the orientation camps.
Ibrahim who was represented by the Enugu State NYSC Director, Mr. Sam Ujogu, said the move became expedient in respect to the latest Federal Government directive for all civil servants to have evidence of COVID-19 vaccination as a prerequisite for entry to public offices.
He stated, “The Federal Government has announced a plan to take presentation of evidence of COVID-19 vaccination by civil servants a prerequisite for gaining entry to public offices from December 1, 2021.
“I encourage those of you who have yet to take the vaccine to do so without further delay as the rule could apply to corps members in places of primary assignments.
“We are already in touch with the relevant authorities with a view to ensuring that the vaccines are made available to you in the course of this programme,” he said.