NYSC makes explanation on corps member testing positive
The Zonal Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Southwest Area Office at Osun State, Mr Emmanuel Attah, has refuted reports that a corps member in NYSC Ekiti Orientation Camp tested positive to COVID-19. Attah in a statement he signed described the report as bogus and being peddled by mischievous people.”He stated that it was saddening that such harmful and deceptive reports would be peddled at a time that the COVID-19 pandemic was being fought.
“The notice of the NYSC has been brought to a piece of false and uncorroborated news making the rounds that a corps member presently in NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ise-Orun, Ekiti State has tested positive to Coronavirus and has been conveyed to the State Isolation Centre located at Oba Adenuyigbe Hospital, Anilosun, Ado-Ekiti.”The report was in a bad light and it’s composed only to mislead Nigerians especially, parents and guardians of members of this service corps which are in NYSC Camps nationally.
“With each feeling of responsibility, I wish to emphasise the commitment of the scheme to continue to wage war against whatever pandemic that will rear its ugly head near any NYSC formation nationwide with far-reaching action to shield against the contraction of any mortal virus from corps members.”I equally wish to add the corps member that was purportedly alleged to have tested positive has been shot to a Laboratory in Ede, Osun State for a comprehensive medical evaluation to find out the veracity or otherwise of those damaging allegation and I am happy to inform the general public that the corps manhood tested negative to the dreaded outbreak.”Once more, I wish to repeat that no corps member has tested positive to Coronavirus or some other disease in all the NYSC configurations nationwide.
“Accordingly, newsmen must endeavour to seek out information and clarification from NYSC management or the licensed spokesperson before visiting people with these damaging news things.”NYSC remains dedicated to the welfare and well-being of all corps members nationwide,” NAN quoted him as saying.