‘Resident officer died of COVID-19 at Kano isolation center not in Camp’ – NYSC
NEWSMAN, Abuja – National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has refuted saying claims that a resident officer died of COVID-19 at Kano orientation camp.
There were reports online that the officer posted to the orientation camp developed COVID-19 symptoms and died on Tuesday.
NYSC Director-General, Shuiabu Ibrahim however denied that the resident officer died at the Permanent Orientation Camp at Kano.
Ibrahim said the officers tested positive for COVID-19 but died at Kano isolation center and not in the orientation camp.
The NYSC DG further reiterated that all prospective corps members for the three-week course underwent the COVID-19 test.
“First and foremost, it is not true that the resident officer died in the camp,” Ibrahim said in a programme on Channels TV.
“The staff concerned just like other prospective corps members and camp officials underwent COVID-19 test.
“His result came out positive and he was taken away by the NCDC staff to the Kano State Isolation Centre. So, that’s where he (deceased officer) passed on,” Ibrahim added.