The NYSC Coordinator in Kano State, Hajiya Aisha Tata, disclosed that all corps members of about 826 in which 387 are females, while 439 are males posted to the state have undergone screening on COVID-19 before they were allowed access to the camp premises and two have been tested positive for COVID-19.
She said this on Monday while briefing newsmen after the swearing-in of the 2020 Batch ‘B’ Stream A corps members that all corps members were tested immediately upon arrival at the orientation camp and that they were taken to relevant facilities for further medical investigation.
“As you have seen, we have provided all the necessary prevention facilities and ensured that all the corps members used them.
“We have also ensured comprehensive fumigation to ensure that the camp remains a clean environment for the corps members”.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje called on the corps members to be calm, and engage in activities with open minds.
“My fellow compatriots, the orientation course was purposely designed to provide you with the requisite training for a better understanding and knowledge about the scheme, about your new environment and about the people you are going to be staying with after the orientation course.
“I implore you to be guided by the sense of duty and discipline that saw you through your various academic programmes.
“You are enjoined to shun all acts that may jeopardise harmonious relationships existing between the corps members and their host communities”.
He reiterated his administration’s commitment to continue to identify with NYSC programmes and support it to realize the purpose for which it was established and promised security, safety and welfare throughout their one- year stay in the state.
The oath of allegiance was administered on the corps members by Chief Magistrate Jibril Muhammad.