The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced May 28th, 2020 as the date for the Passing out Parade (POP) for the 2019 Batch “B” Stream 1 corps members.
This was contained in a statement released by the NYSC Management on Monday.
According to the statement, the event would not be marked with ceremonial parades due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Service said the Certificate of National Service would be issued to qualified corpers at the Local Government level.
“A full complement of NYSC Officers have been mobilised for the distribution and shall do so from ten service points in each of the Local Government Councils.
“As a precautionary measure, the distribution shall be staggered for a period of ten days in the first instance, in order to remove anxiety from the concerned corps members, in addition to making the activity seamless and less cumbersome,” the statement read in part.
The Service also urged the passing out members to observe strict discipline, orderliness, social distancing, use of facemask, hand sanitiser and proper washing of hands.
It advised members, who at present are not in their states of service, to wait till the ban on inter-state journeys is lifted before travelling to collect their certificates.
The Federal Government had in March ordered all corpers in the country to return home as part of measures to curb the spread of the virus.