COVID-19 Vaccine Not Compulsory –
NYSC Tells Corps Members
The Director-General of the National
Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, on Friday, has told
corp members that the COVID-19 vaccine is not compulsory but they should take
it to for personal protection against the ravaging coronavirus.
He also urged prospective corps
members to be security conscious at all times, warning that they should not put
themselves in harm’s way.
According to a statement by the NYSC
Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, the Director-General
spoke during a nationwide virtual address to the 2021 Batch ’A’ Stream II
prospective corps members ahead of their official induction in the 37 NYSC Orientation
Camps across the country.
The statement was titled ‘COVID-19
vaccine not compulsory but important, DG tells corps members.’
Ibrahim was quoted as advising them
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.
The NYSC boss also urged them to
take full advantage of the service year to empower themselves and also develop
their host communities with viable projects that would impact positively their
He advised them to take their security
seriously and avoid night journeys and parties.
Ibrahim also urged the corps members
to embrace the Federal Government’s N75bn Youth Trust Fund and National Young
Farmers’ Scheme by which interested corps members in agric-business would be