NYSC cancels passing-out ceremonial parade for 2019 Batch ‘B’ Stream1 corps members

Gives procedure for certificate collection
National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has cancelled the passing-out ceremonial parade for members of the 2019 Batch "B" Stream1 corps, due to be held on May 28, 2020.

It said the development is due to the threat posed by the deadly pandemic coronavirus.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by the Public Relations Director, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, the scheme said that, in line with the social/physical distance protocol COVID-19, the National Service Certificate (CNS) will be issued to qualified members of the Corps at the local government level.

Accordingly, a full complement of NYSC Officers have been mobilised for the distribution; and shall do so from ten service points in each of the Local Government Councils,” the statement partly read.

Also, it explained that certificate issuance will be delayed for ten days to allow for a seamless and cumbersome distribution process.

As a precautionary measure, the distribution shall be staggered for a period of ten days in the first instance, in order to remove anxiety from the concerned corps members, in addition to making the activity seamless and less cumbersome,” it added.

Although congratulating the members of the corps for the effective completion of the service, which is defined as "a significant milestone," the scheme urged them to ensure; "the strictest observance of discipline; anchored in orderliness, adherence to orders, added to social/physical distance laws, use of facemask, hand sanitizer and proper handwashing with liquid soap for at least twenty years;

It also warned corps members who are not currently in their service states against breaching the inter-state travel ban but noted that they may proceed to their respective service states to collect their CNS once the ban is lifted and travel is free.

“Kindly note that unclaimed certificates shall be returned to the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters, Abuja two weeks after the lifting of the inter-state travel ban

“Please, always stay in touch with our social media platforms, as well as the mainstream media for further information,
” it stressed.

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