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Pregnant, nursing mothers can serve in husbands’ state of residence, says NYSC

By Kanayo Umeh, Abuja
21 October 2021   |   3:30 am
All married women who are pregnant and nursing mothers not deployed to their husbands’ places of domicile can now proceed to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camps within their spouses’ states of residence, the scheme has said.

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All married women who are pregnant and nursing mothers not deployed to their husbands’ places of domicile can now proceed to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camps within their spouses’ states of residence, the scheme has said.

NYSC, however, 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.

Director General (DG) of the NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, said this during a briefing on the 2021 Batch C Stream One orientation exercise, which commenced, yesterday, in all the 37 camps nationwide.

The DG explained that the new policy was designed to ease the burden on women, saying the NYSC is “an organisation with a human face.”

Represented by Director, Press and Public Relations of the NYSC, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, the DG insisted that only prospective corps members and camp officials who test negative for COVID-19 would gain access into camps.

He said officials from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) would be present in the camps during the exercise.

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