Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information has said the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC is one of the two things responsible for surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.
The minister said those disobeying COVID-19 safety protocols should be blamed for the increase in COVID-19 cases in NYSC camps across the nation.
Mohammed also claimed that more positive COVID-19 cases were reported in Nigeria recently because the federal government had increased COVID-19 testing.
“Two things are responsible for the high cases of pandemic reported at the National Youth Service Corps camps. One is because of consistent testing that has been taking place in NYSC camps.
“The second reason for the high cases is that Nigerians have actually let down their guards,” the Minister said.
Lai Mohammed added that Nigerians no longer observe precautionary measures such as spcial distancing, washing and sanitising of hands regularly.