The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, has announced that prospective corps members that are pregnant and nursing babies have been barred from participating in the national service across the country. The DG in a statement made available to journalists today also said students undergoing post-graduate studies in institutions of higher learning have also been barred. In his words, “All Prospective Corps members must complete all 4 cardinals of National Service, if you are pregnant and can't, stay at home and put to bed. Likewise nursing mothers. This will be effective from 15B.” Brig-Gen. Johnson also advised prospective Corps members to complete the regularisation of their jamb numbers online if need be before completing their NYSC registration. He said those affected need not bother to enlist for service “until they are free to participate effectively.” The DG made this hint while giving the closing remark to mark the end of day1 15B PreMob in Kaduna, adding that prospective Corps members will be given options to choose state(s) of deployment based on pre-defined criteria during online registration.
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