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NYSC cancels passing-out parade for 2019 Batch B corpers due to COVID-19

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has cancelled the passing-out ceremonial parade for the 2019 Batch “B” Stream1 corps members; which is slated to hold on May 28, 2020.

It said the development is due to the threat posed by the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, May 25; by the Director of Public Relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi.

Adeyemi said in line with the COVID-19 protocol of social/physical distancing; the Certificate of National Service (CNS) will be issued to qualified Corps Members at the Local Government level.

“Accordingly, a full complement of NYSC Officers have been mobilised for the distribution; and shall do so from ten service points in each of the Local Government Councils,” the statement partly reads.

Also, it explained that certificate issuance will be delayed for ten days to allow for a seamless and cumbersome distribution process.

“As a precautionary measure, the distribution shall be staggered for a period of ten days in the first instance; in order to remove anxiety from the concerned corps members; in addition to making the activity seamless and less cumbersome,” it added.

The NYSC congratulated the corps members for the successful completion of the service, which it described as “a major milestone”.

It further warned corps Members who are currently not in their states of service against violating the ban on inter-state journeys; but noted that they could proceed to their respective States of service to collect their CNS as soon as the ban is lifted and it is safe to travel.

“Kindly note that unclaimed certificates shall be returned to the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters, Abuja two weeks after the lifting of the inter-state travel ban

“Please, always stay in touch with our social media platforms; as well as the mainstream media for further information,” it stressed.

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