The National Youth Service Corps announced on Wednesday that henceforth, all married pregnant and nursing mothers, not deployed in where their husbands resided, could proceed to the orientation camps in their spouses’ state for registration.
The organisation added that the couple must present, in addition to other documents, evidence of marriage, husbands’ identity and evidence of husbands’ place of domicile.
The NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, said this during a press conference on the 2021 Batch C Stream 1 orientation course.
She also said the NYSC had made adequate arrangement to protect corps members that would be deployed for the Anambra State governorship election scheduled for November 6.
“The NYSC cannot discuss the protection of corps members to be deployed for the Anambra State governorship election on the pages of newspapers; it is a security matter. But the protection of corps members this year as they go to orientation camps, while undergoing the one year service and community development service, is important.
“The synergy between the NYSC and security agencies is always ongoing and quite effective to take care of corps members during their orientation, during the service year and also on election duties; you know that NYSC and INEC interface regularly before, during and after any election.
“Also, married pregnant and nursing mothers not deployed in their husbands’ places of domicile can now proceed to the NYSC camps within their spouses’ state of residence; but must present for registration evidence of marriage, husbands’ identity and evidence of husbands’ place of domicile.
“All machineries have been put in place to ensure a hitch-free exercise. This is the seventh orientation exercise since the outbreak of coronavirus. Prospective corps members and staff are aware of COVID-19 rules and safety protocols.”