The NYSC in Katsina state has commenced the fumigation and rehabilitation of the camp located at Mani road, Katsina, as directed by the national headquarters of the scheme.
Ahidjo Yahaya, the branch coordinator, told journalists on Saturday, August 15, 2020, that the renovation exercise was to position the camp for any eventual reopening.
The coordinator further noted that the camp which was donated to the scheme by the state government was utilized by the state government during the lull in orientation activities to either camp the Almajiriis or for COVID-19 inmates, hence the need to rehabilitate and fumigate it for use by the corps members.
He said ’’we were directed to go and liaise with the State Government and get the camp set within two weeks, and we have already written the state government as well as the COVID-19 Committee led by the deputy Governor, to ensure they hand over the Camp back to me.
‘’Currently, I am a victim of the circumstance as I am still struggling with the State Government to retrieve the camp from them in that regard.”
He further denied granting interview to one Katsina based social media platform where he was quoted as saying that the orientation camp will reopen in two weeks time, adding that the announcement as to when the camp may reopen lies with the national headquarters of the scheme
He said ’’my attention has been drawn to the social medial online publication on the above subject matter quoting the State Coordinator as having said that they have been directed to reopen the orientation camps within two weeks.
“This is to state that the Coordinator was wrongly represented in the publication.”
He further recalled that at the recent management meeting held in Abuja, the state coordinators of NYSC, were directed to use the next two weeks to liase with their various State Governments to complete ongoing renovation work of camp facilities so as to have enough time to start preparations towards the reopening of the orientation camps as soon as directives were received from the Federal Government and in line with the NCDC guideline for COVID 19 pandemic.
Source: The Nation