Breaking News: New Directive for Pregnant Women, Nursing Mothers Going to Camps Revealed by NYSC

Breaking News: New Directive for Pregnant Women, Nursing Mothers Going to Camps Revealed by NYSC

The NYSC said it has introduced a new policy to ensure prospective corps members who are pregnant or nursing mothers do not undergo unnecessary stress Under the new policy, pregnant or nursing mothers not deployed to their husbands’ states of domicile are to proceed to the orientation camps in the states where their spouses reside Brig-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, the NYSC DG, however, listed the requirements that have to be presented for the redeployment

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says all married women who are pregnant and nursing mothers not deployed to their husbands’ places of domicile can now proceed to the orientation camps within their spouses’ states of residence.Breaking News: New Directive for Pregnant Women, Nursing Mothers Going to Camps Revealed by NYSC

The Guardian reported that the director-general of the NYSC, Brig-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, said this during a briefing on the 2021 Batch C Stream One orientation exercise which commenced Wednesday, October 20, in all the 37 camps nationwide.

However, the NYSC boss said the pregnant women or nursing mothers must present for registration in addition to other documents, evidence of marriage, husbands’ identity and evidence of husbands’ place of domicile. He explained that the new policy was to ease the burden on the women.

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His words:

All married pregnant and nursing mothers not deployed to their husbands’ places of domicile can now proceed to the NYSC camps within their spouses’ states of residence but must present for registration in addition to other documents, evidence of marriage, husbands’ identity and evidence of husbands’ place of domicile.”

COVID-19 infection among prospective corps members Speaking on COVID-19 infection, the NYSC DG who was represented by the scheme’s spokesman, Adenike Adeyemi, insisted that only prospective corps members and camp officials who test negative will gain access into the camp.

According to the DG, officials from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) would be present in the 37 orientation camps during the exercise.

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