The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it will henceforth bar unvaccinated corps members from its camps nationwide.
This was made known on Monday by the Director-General of the scheme, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim.
He noted that the measure will take effect from the next orientation camp, which is a few weeks from now.
While addressing the 2021 Batch “C” Stream Two corps members and camp officials, he said prospective corps members will now need to show evidence of vaccination from coronavirus before they would be allowed to register.
Shuaibu said the scheme was trying to be careful not to allow the spread of the disease owing to the detection of the Omicron COVID variant in the country.
lbrahim warned corps members to avoid embarking on night and unauthorised journeys, adding that they should break any journey extending beyond 6:00 pm and pass the night in a safe place.
“We have NYSC Corps Lodges, Secretariats and Army barracks, find out where they are and make sure you pass the night there for journeys that will take you beyond six to get to your destination,” he noted.