The National Service Secretariat (NSS) has directed all 2019/2020 National Service Personnel to take their one month mandatory paid leave starting Thursday, March 26.

According to a statement signed by the Executive Director, Mustapha Ussif, the directive has been necessitated by the coronavirus cases recorded in the country.

He also ordered all newly posted nurses who are to start national service in April 2020 to take their terminal leave.

“This special arrangement replaces the annual terminal leave granted to all national services personnel under the NSS Act 426, which is the last month of their service period.

“This means personnel will be at post in the last month of national Service,” he added.

Mr Ussif further entreated user agencies of the Scheme to comply with the directive.

Read the full statement below: