The 2020 Batch B stream II of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will resume at orientation camps across the 36 states of the nation on Thursday.
Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, made the announcement at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday.
Mustapha said the date for the second stream of prospective corps members was chosen after the first batch ended their 3-week orientation training on Monday, November 30.
He added that the third batch would resume camping in January 2021.
Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) mandated all corps members to undergo an antigen-based test before being allowed access into orientation camps across the country.
“We will test everyone to enable us to keep our camps safe with the understanding of what is going on in the country,” Ihekweazu stated.