NYSC to issue Discharge Certificates to Corps members at LG Councils

* Officers mobilised for Certificates distribution at 10 service points in each Council

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) leadership has said that 2019 Batch “B” Stream 1 Corps members will be issued Certificate of National Service (CNS) at the Local Government level from Thursday, May 28, 2020.

Adenike Adeyemi, Director of Press and Public Relations at the NYSC, in a statement disclosed that the passing-out exercise nationwide shall be devoid of the usual parade because of the apparent threat posed by the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Adeyemi noted that the certificate distribution exercise should be staggered as a precautionary measure for a period of 10 days in the first instance.

According to the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, the strategy is to remove anxiety from concerned Corps members besides making the activity seamless and less cumbersome for the serving members.

The statement further noted that unclaimed certificates shall be returned to the National Directorate Headquarters, Abuja, FCT, two weeks after the lifting of interstate travel ban.

The management, however, urged the serving Corps members not to violate the interstate travelling ban for the purpose of collecting their certificates.

“In keeping with COVID-19 protocol of social/physical distancing, Certificate of National Service (CNS) shall 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 10 service points in each of the Local Government Councils.

“As a precautionary measure, the distribution shall be staggered for a period of 10 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 said.

Meanwhile, the statement says “Management heartily congratulates the 2019 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 Corps members on the successful completion of the service, which undeniably is a major milestone.

“Corps members, as you go for your CNS from Thursday, May 28, remember to ensure the strictest observance of discipline; anchored on orderliness, adherence to instructions, added to the rules of social/physical distancing, use of facemask, hand sanitiser and proper washing of the hands with liquid soap for at least twenty seconds during the activity.

“It is imperative to state that corps members who at present are not in their States of service need not violate the ban on interstate journeys which is still in force.

It further stated that “as soon as the ban is lifted and it is safe to travel, they are expected to go to their respective States of service to collect their CNS.

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

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

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