The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said it will reopen orientation camps for prospective corps members as soon as the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 gives it the directive to do so.

Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, the director-general of the NYSC made the statement during the inspection of some facilities destroyed by a wind storm in Gombe state.

NYSC says it is waiting on directive of COVID-19 task force to reopen camps

He urged graduates who are waiting to be mobilised for the scheme not to be agitated.

The NYSC boss told the expectant graduates to be prepared because they may be called upon for camping at any time within a short notice.

Ibrahim disclosed that the NYSC management has inspected so many camps in the country in order to assess the level of preparedness for reopening.

The director-general also stressed the importance of skills acquisition by youths. He said the acquisition of skills would turn youths into employers of labour.