About 3,000 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who recently passed out after their service year in Kano tested negative for COVID-19, an official has said.

Aisha Mohammed, the state coordinator of the scheme, while addressing Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano governor, on Thursday, said that all the corps members underwent tests for the disease.

She made a courtesy call to the governor, alongside principal officers of the NYSC Kano state secretariat, during which she appreciated Ganduje’s government for coming to the scheme’s rescue in times of need.

“When the COVID-19 pandemic was first identified in the state and in the subsequent weeks, we had many calls from the parents of our corp members, to find out about their wards,” she said.

“But luckily for us your excellency, as we called back, we were told that many of them (corp members) called back home to tell them they were hale and hearty. And COVID-19 negative.

“As we are coming to your office Your Excellency we saw infrastructures, meant for development, put in place by your administration for developing the state.

“We shouldn’t relent in working hand in hand with the state for the development of our members and the state as a whole.”

In his remarks, Ganduje promised to reconstitute the state’s NYSC governing board as part of ways to ensure “the development of the scheme in the state and the nation in general.”

Reiterating his commitment towards fostering a good relationship between the scheme and state government, he also said he would look into rehabilitating the NYSC Camp at Kusalla.

“We’re going to continue with the rehabilitation of the camp. On the issue of local allowances which you have just highlighted, we are going to do something about it,” the governor said.



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