THE NYSC in Katsina State has commenced the fumigation and rehabilitation of the camp located at Mani Road, Katsina, as directed by the national headquarters of the scheme.
The branch coordinator, Alhaji Ahidjo Yahaya told The Nation that the renovation exercise was to position the camp for eventual reopening.
The coordinator further noted that the camp, which was donated to the scheme by the state government was utilised by the state government during the lull in orientation activities to either camp the Almajiriis or for Covid-19 patients, hence the need to rehabilitate and fumigate it for use by corps members.
He said: We were directed to go and liaise with the State Government and get the camp set within two weeks, and we have already written the state government as well as the Covid-19 committee led by the deputy governor, to ensure they hand over the camp back to me”.
He denied granting interview to a Katsina-based social media platform in which he was quoted as saying that the orientation camp will reopen in two weeks time, adding that the announcement as to when the camp may reopen lies with the national headquarters of the scheme.