JUST IN: NYSC suspends weekly CDS indefinitely over COVID-19


After shutting down its orientation camps nationwide, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has suspended the weekly Community Development Service (CDS) activities indefinitely.

The suspension of the CDS was announced by the Director of Human Resource Management Abdulrazak Salawu.

In the statement issued on Friday, Salawu said the CDS suspension was because of the increasing cases of Covid-19.

The statement explained that the CDS meetings have a large number of persons coming in close contact.

It also ordered all Local Government Inspectors to immediately comply with the directive.

The statement read, “Sequel to the pandemic of coronavirus globally and management’s concern for the wellbeing of corp members nationwide, I am directed to inform you to suspend all Community Development Service activities until further notice.“This obvious course of action is directed by circumstances beyond our control.

“The sudden changes in many countries warranting social changes between persons and isolation of persons on account of COVID-19 present no other option but to stop CDS activities because of a large number of persons in close contact.

“With the abundance of caution, avoidance of errors is easily achievable.”

POLITICS NIGERIA had reported how state governments have banned religious gatherings of more than 50 persons. The federal government, on Thursday, ordered that all tertiary and other federal academic institutions be shut indefinitely.

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