The National Youth Service Corps has suspended its weekly Community Development Service activities indefinitely, according to a statement released on Friday.
This comes mere days after orientation camps were shut down nationwide.
The statement, signed by NYSC Director of Human Resource Management Abdulrazak Salawu, said the CDS suspension was because of the increasing cases of Covid-19 in the country.
It also ordered all Local Government Inspectors to immediately comply with the directive.
The statement read: “Sequel to the pandemic of coronavirus globally and management’s concern for the wellbeing of corp members nationwide, I am directed to inform you to suspend all Community Development Service activities until further notice.
“This obvious course of action is directed by circumstances beyond our control.
“The sudden changes in many countries warranting social changes between persons and isolation of persons on account of COVID-19 present no other option but to stop CDS activities because of a large number of persons in close contact.
“With the abundance of caution, avoidance of errors is easily achievable.”