Management of National Youth Service Scheme in Osun State has said all 2,300 2020 Batch A corps members deployed to the state, as well as officials wh0 would work with them have been all examined before they had been permitted into the camp.
In the address of the commencement of the 3 weeks Orientation Course at the Permanent Orientation Camp, Ede on Thursday, Osun State Coordinator of the scheme, Adewale Adegoke, explained that guests to the camp were also being screened.
He stated further; all the 2,300 corps members deployed to the state comprising 1,100 males and 1,200 females commenced medical screening at the entrance of the camp on Sunday before they had been permitted into the premises.
Adegoke, “At the gate, you are going to see hand sanitizers to be worn by all visitors and prospective corps participants and we’re making use of a thermometer for anybody that would like to get into the camp.
“We started the medical examination on Sunday before the orientation program commenced for prospective corps members, officials, and marketers.
“We have authored a letter to Obafemi Awolowo Faculty Teaching Hospital, Ile Ife to come and sensitize us on preventive measures against Lassa and Coronavirus fever.
“We have also notified the Ministry of Health, Osun State to come and enlighten officials, corps members, and marketers on camp.”
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, who was represented by Secretary to the State Government, Prince Oluwole Oyebamiji, assured the corps members of adequate security during camping as well as with their service year.
Representative of the State’s Chief Judge, Adepele Ojo, later administered the oath on the Corps members to indicate the commencement of the orientation program.