Femi Makinde, Osogbo
The Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps in Osun State, Mr. Emmanuel Attah, has said that 49 corps members were sent back to their parents from the orientation camp based on health.
Attah said this on Tuesday evening during the inspection of the permanent orientation camp in Ede by the Director-General of the NYSC, Brig-General Suleiman Kazaure.
He explained that the NYSC took that step in order to prevent serious health issues and even death in the camp.
The coordinator said the NYSC placed priority on the health and welfare of corps members, saying that was why qualified medical personnel were stationed at the camp to attend to any health issue.
Attah said, “Two thousand three hundred corps members were deployed in Osun State and out of this we registered 2226 of this number 1023 are male while 1123 are female corps members.
“Out of this number we had instant relocation of 73 corps members, 49 corps members were on medical grounds while the rest are nursing mothers and marital issue.
“We never took a chance, we are serious on medical issue that is why we never had any issue right from Sunday before the corps member entered the camp all medical team of the campus and myself were at the gate to check any corps member coming with any communicable diseases and we got some, registered them and relocated them to their parents.”