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NYSC Inaugurates COVID-19 Vanguard in Edo

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NYSC Inaugurates COVID-19 Vanguard in Edo

By Ruona Isikeh

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Edo, has unveiled a COVID-19 Vanguard to enlighten others on preventative measures against the deadly virus.

Speaking at the opening and swearing-in ceremony of the 2021 Stream I Group “B” Orientation Course at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Okada, Ms. Abiodun Olubukola, Corps Edo Coordinator , urged the Vanguard to educate the camp community about COVID-19 and preventive measures.

“Your predecessors have done a lot to combat the new COVID-19 pandemic in the country through awareness campaigns and other necessary means.

“Members of the body should not let their guard down because it is not over yet, especially now that the country is grappling with the third wave of the virus,” she said.

She advised members of the body to join in raising awareness about the deadly impact of the virus on humans and the country’s economy.

“” At this point, it is relevant to inform you that your senior colleagues on duty have worked diligently to educate the general public about personal hygiene and environmental sanitation, HIV and AIDS prevention , the fight against corruption, gender and financial inclusion.

“They also set up public health intervention programs that have made the NYSC a point of reference for other organizations and institutions.

“Accordingly, in order to maintain and strengthen their legacy, corps members must continue to work hard throughout the year of service by identifying and embarking on community development service projects that will add value. to the people, ”she said.

The coordinator of the program, while congratulating the members of the body on their adaptation to their new surroundings, said it was indeed a demonstration of their patriotism, loyalty, commitment, dedication, their humility.

She said a total of 1,568 corps members had been deployed to serve in Edo. (NOPE)

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