The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has denied reports that a top officer died of COVID-19 in the permanent orientation camp in Kano State.
He made this known during an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday.
Ibrahim stated that the top officer who was posted to the camp died at the state isolation center and not in the camp.
He, however, noted that the officer was tested before he entered the camp and was taken to the isolation center after he tested positive for COVID-19.
“It is not true that the officer died in the camp, in line with the PTF and NYSC guidelines all prospective corps members and camp officials that are invited for the orientation exercise were tested. It is mandatory that all must be tested. It is only those that are negative that are allowed into the camp.
“Those that are positive are taken away by the NCDC and state officials for treatment and that was what happened. The officer concerned just like any other NYSC officials underwent the test and when he was positive he was taken by the NCDC to Kano State isolation center and that was where, unfortunately, he passed on, not in the camp,” the DG explained.
via: Information Nigeria