Following the news making rounds that an NYSC official died at Kano Orientation Camp after testing positive for COVID-19.
The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has clearified that the official died in Kano State Isolation Centre.
He said the official was not allowed into the camp after he was tested positive for COVID-19 by NCDC.
In an interview with Channels which was monitored by TheNewsBeam; the Director General clarifies that:
“It is not true that the officer died in the camp, in line with the PTF and NCDC guidelines all prospective corps members and camp officials that were invited for the orientation exercise were tested. It is mandatory that all must be tested. It is only those that tested negative that were allowed into the camp.
“Those that are positive were taken away by NCDC and state officials for treatment and that was what happened. The officer concerned just like any other NYSC officials underwent the test and when he was positive he was taken by the NCDC to Kano State isolation center and that was where, unfortunately, he passed on, not in the camp,” the DG explained.”
He added that the NYSC orientation camps across the country are supervised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
“We were the first agency to give NCDC our modalities for camp re-opening and they looked at it critically along with the PTF and the approval was granted.
“Even I was tested along with my officials. None of our officers died in the camp,” the NYSC DG said.”