A resident officer at the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, orientation camp in Kano State has reportedly died of COVID-19 complications.
The officer was reportedly posted to the permanent orientation camp in Kano, a few days ago where he developed coronavirus disease symptoms and died on Tuesday.
He was said to have gone to Kano State where he represented the Director-General of the NYSC, Brigadier General, Shuaibu Ibrahim.
He was deployed from the headquarters to supervise the ongoing regimental orientation exercise expected to come to an end on February 8 in Kano.
He was taken to Kwanar Dawaki Isolation Centre on Monday after testing positive. He, however, died on Tuesday.
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Confirming the development, the management of the scheme said the unnamed official was on official assignment in Kano State for the 2020 Batch ‘B’ Stream 2 Orientation exercise where he was tested and confirmed positive at the gate leading to his evacuation to the isolation centre where he died.
The statement read, “The Management of the NYSC regrets to announce the sad loss of our committed and dedicated staff while on official assignment in Kano State, for the 2020 Batch ‘B’ Stream 2 Orientation exercise.
“The officer was tested for COVID-19, as a precondition for admittance to the Orientation camp, just like all other camp officials and prospective Corps Members in the 37 NYSC Orientation camps nationwide, as prescribed by the Presidential Task Force on COVID – 19 and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC).
“The test result was positive for the officer, and was subsequently moved to the Kano State Isolation Centre for proper care but unfortunately succumbed to the Virus.”