Deji Adebayo, Abuja
Federal government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday directed the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to ensure the enrolment of corps members into the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim said Monday morning that the NYSC has intensified liaison with security agencies for to ensure the security of corps members wherever they are posted to serve the country.
He said with the annual mobilisation of over 300,000 corps members, the NYSC no doubt, “remains the most critical platform for mentoring Nigerian youths as drivers of national unity and development.”
BG Shuaibu added; “I wish to use this opportunity to again express our gratitude to the security agencies and other stakeholders for their support. Furthermore, the scheme has concluded arrangement with the NHIS for the enrolment of corps members into the NHIS in line with a presidential directive. We have also expended huge resources on critical health needs of corps members, including footing of medical bills.”