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Panic As NYSC Resident Officer Dies Of COVID’19

Since the reopening of NYSC camps, many corps members have tested positive for COVID-19. It was recalled at the Cross River NYSC camp, 13 corps members were reported to amass tested positive on January 25.

A resident officer of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has died of coronavirus (COVID-19) causing panic at the corps headquarters and orientation camps.

It was gathered by aso Naija that the late resident officer was posted to the permanent orientation camp in Kano, a few days ago where he developed COVID-19 symptoms and died on Tuesday.

 

According to the punch, the deceased officer went to Kano State Orientation Camp where he represented the Director-General of the NYSC, Brigadier General, Shuaibu Ibrahim.

Ascertaining the death of the officer, NYSC Deputy Director (Press and Public Relations), Emeka Mgbemena, said he died outside the orientation camp.

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Mgbemena said, “Indeed, NYSC lost an officer. In keeping with COVID – 19 protocols, everyone, including the DG, must subject themselves to COVID – 19 test. Only those that test negative are allowed into the camps.

The officer in concern was presumed of COVID-19. Accordingly, the NCDC took over the case. Sadly, he relinquished to the cold hands of death in the course of treatment. It is imperative to state that he did not step into the camp, neither did he die there too. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

“Everybody in the camp, including reserve persons, camp market operators were tested for COVID – 19. There’s no COVID – 19 positive people in the 37 camps of the NYSC nationwide.”

But a leading officer of the NYSC disclosed that the officer was tested by doctors and officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) who substantiated that he died as a result of COVID -19.

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