PANIC AS NYSC RESIDENT OFFICER POSTED TO KANO STATE DIES OF COVID 19
A resident officer of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted to the permanent orientation camp in Kano State has died of COVID-19.
Eons Intelligence gathered that the NYSC officer who was posted to the Kano orientation camp a few days ago died of coronavirus complications on Tuesday.
Allaying the fears of corps members and their families, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General of NYSC said the officer did not die in the camp.
The DG explained that in line with the COVID 19 guidelines, the deceased officer was tested before he entered the camp and was taken to the isolation center immediately he tested positive where he died.
He also stressed that only persons who have tested negative to COVID 19 are allowed into the camp while those that are positive are taken away by the NCDC.
Below are excerpts of statements from Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General of NYSC:
“I have always cleared the air that it is only those that are negative that are allowed into the camp. Those that are positive are taken away by NCDC.
“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.”