NYSC suspends CDS indefinitely to prevent spread of coronavirus

The National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) has suspended its weekly Community Development Service(CDS) activities indefinitely.

This is coming a few days after shutting down its orientation camps nationwide.

The suspension of the CDS was contained in a press statement released on Friday and signed by the scheme’s Director of Human Resource Management, Abdulrazak Salawu.

He said the CDS suspension was because of the increasing cases of Covid-19 in the country.

Salawu explained that the CDS meetings have a large number of persons coming in close contact and ordered all Local Government Inspectors to immediately comply with the directive.

“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,” the statement said.

CDS is a programme where corp members across the country meet weekly in their respective local governments of primary assignments and once in a month in their zones.

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