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Consider suspending NYSC camps for 2 years, Osinbajo committee tells FG

Consider suspending NYSC camps for 2 years, Osinbajo committee tells FG
June 16
02:02 2020

The Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC) led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called on the federal government to consider suspending the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp exercises for two years.

In its report presented to President Muhammadu Buhari last week and seen by TheCable, the committee recommended the consideration of suspension of NYSC camps for 24 months.

“The immediate focus in the Education sector is to address the disruptions caused by the pandemic and ensuing social distancing measures at all levels of education,” the report read.

“Practical steps will be taken to minimise disruption to learning, utilising technology as appropriate. Specifically, virtual learning will be implemented (either online or through broadcast), virtual convocation ceremonies or issuance of certificates (with postponed ceremonies) should be implemented to continue educational progression.


“In similar context, consideration will be given to suspending the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp Exercises for at least 24 months while allowing deployment to places of primary assignment.

“This will ensure that there is no backlog in the National Service placement pipeline.”

In March, NYSC camps were shut following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.


A statement released by NYSC at the time said “the corps members shall be posted to commence their primary assignments forthwith, while they shall be invited back to the orientation camps when the situation improves”.

Only last week, the scheme submitted a proposal for reopening of its camps nationwide.

It is unclear if the federal government will take this portion of the Economic Sustainability Committee’s recommendation.



  1. Umar M.
    Umar M. June 16, 12:36

    Why only NYSC Camp or does it also mean that Schools, police training collages/Academy, Military training Depot/Academy, Paramilitary training schools e.t.c. will also be suspended for 2 years? Or is there another reason for targeting NYSC camp?

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  2. Nasty
    Nasty June 16, 19:58

    Nigeria you no go kill us oh, na the stipends way corners the collect you want steal am again or what? if you dont want the masses pack us go Jupiter or pluto maybe we fit rest

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  3. Sele
    Sele June 17, 08:12

    So what will happen to those of us that are waiting to go for camp, those is mean NYSC will give everyone of us letter of explanation, or call of letter? Or we will have to wait till after two years to go for camp?

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  4. cadmus
    cadmus June 19, 15:41


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  5. KINGV
    KINGV June 25, 14:51

    Na only God fit solve dis matta O

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  6. Compassman
    Compassman June 02, 08:05

    What about those that have already registered for NYSC and yet to go for camp, is it going to affect us too?

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