The National Youth Service Corp is to spend N32 million in buying prosthetic limbs for a Corps member who lost his right hand while travelling to his place of primary assignment in Taraba State.
The Director General of the NYSC Brig. Gen. Shuaib Ibrahim made this known in his remarks at a meeting with the NYSC Media Correspondents in Abuja.
Represented by the Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, Brig. Gen. Ibrahim said the scheme would refund all medical expenses incurred by the relatives of the Corp Member as well as ensuring prompt visits to some sick ones and any other accident victims whose hospital bills are underwritten.
The DG also speaking on the security of Corps Members, especially before, during and after the last elections held in Kogi and Bayelsa States said several advocacy visits to the Police command, Military Formations, Department of State Services, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps so as to ensure no corps member came to harm’s way during the gubernatorial election for both state.
Gen Ibrahim also said the scheme has intensify efforts to ensure only qualified Corps Members shall be mobilized as no stone would be left on turned in protecting the sanctity of the scheme to weed out unqualified elements dubiously seeking to be part of the scheme with intent of validating their forged certificates.
He further disclosed that plans are underway to give more bite to the skill acquisition programme and NYSC ventures as expected along with the birthing of the NYSC Radio Station in 2020 NYSC.
Explaining he said “The station shall give a boost to the scheme to publicity drive of the scheme while the welfare of staff and Corps Members shall continue to be the cardinal thrust of my administration”.