Fresh news report as the National Youth Service Corps has advised intending corps members mobilised for service to be vaccinated against meningitis before reporting to the orientation programme which starts next Tuesday.
It is gathered that the Coordinator of the NYSC in Osun State, Mr. Emmanuel Attah, said this in an interview with our correspondent in Osogbo on Saturday
He said this ahead of the commencement of orientation course on May 23.
He said this became necessary because of the outbreak of
meningitis in the country, saying this would help to prevent intending corps members from contracting the virus.
Attah also asked corps members to come to the camp with medical reports in order to know their medical status.
He stated that apart from the NYSC doctors, who would be at various camps, qualified and competent doctors had been invited from hospitals to complement their services.
“We are expecting 2300 corps members in Osun State and as they come in I want to advise them on the medical challenges we are having in the country such as Lassa fever, meningitis and the threat of Ebola that is resurfacing once again.
He also warned them against vices, saying the NYSC had zero tolerance for drugs and cultism and anybody caught would be treated according to the by-laws of the scheme.