FGN announces date for re-opening of NYSC Orientation Camps across the nation.
The Federal Government has approved the reopening of all camps where the National Youth Service Corps orientation exercises hold on November 10.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, made this known in a tweet on Thursday.
He tweeted, “The Resumption of the NYSC Orientation Camps for prospective Youth Corpers has been approved and opens on November 10th 2020. Full COVID-19 Protocols will be enforkced.”
About National Youth Service Corps (NYSC);
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is a program set up by the Nigerian government to involve Nigerian graduates in nation building and the development of the country.
There is no military conscription in Nigeria, but since 1973 graduates of universities and later polytechnics have been required to take part in the National Youth Service Corps program for one year.
This is known as national service year. Ahmadu Ali served as the first Director-General of the NYSC until 1975. The incumbent Director-General is Shuaibu Ibrahim.
Major General Suleiman Kazaure was appointed director general of the NYSC on 18 April 2016, and served as the 17th DG of the scheme until his redeployment to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre on 26 April 2019. Until his appointment, Ibrahim, the new NYSC boss was the Registrar, Nigerian Army University, Biu in Borno State.