The nationwide Passing Out Parade, POP, ceremony of Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 corp members slated for Thursday, 28th May, has been canceled as Corp members are directed to collect their National Service Certificates at the Local Government level.
This was made known in a statement released via the NYSC Facebook handle, on 25th of May, that NYSC Officers were mobilised for the distribution of the certificates from ten service points in each of the Local Government Councils.
The ceremonial parade will not hold, due to the protocol and precautionary measures stipulated to guide against the spread of the coronavirus.
The distribution of certificates will be staggered for a period of ten days, in order to remove anxiety from the concerned Corps Members and also to make the activity seamless and less cumbersome.
The statement reads;
The passing-out for the 2019 Batch “B” Stream 1 Corps Members has been slated nationwide for Thursday, 28th May, 2020.
The event shall be devoid of ceremonial parade as a result of the great threat and danger posed by Coronavirus which the entire globe has been battling.
In keeping with COVID-19 protocol of social/physical distancing, Certificate of National Service (CNS) shall be issued to qualified Corps Members at the Local Government level.
Accordingly, 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.
Management heartily congratulates the 2019 Batch “B” Stream 1 Corps Members for the successful completion of the service, which undeniably is a major milestone.
Dear Corps Members, as you go for your CNS from Thursday, 28th May, remember to ensure the strictest observance of discipline; anchored on orderliness, adherence to instructions, added to the rules of social/physical distancing, use of facemask, hand sanitiser and proper washing of the hands with liquid soap for at least twenty seconds during the activity.
It is imperative to state that Corps Members who at present are not in their States of service need not violate the ban on inter-state journeys which is still in force.
However, as soon as the ban is lifted and it is safe to travel, they are expected to go to their respective States of service to collect their CNS.
Kindly note that unclaimed certificates shall be returned to the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters, Abuja two weeks after the lifting of inter-state travel ban.
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