President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to enroll members in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)
Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim made this known during a briefing in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The NYSC DG also assured that the NYSC has expanded resources for the critical health needs of corps members.
“We have concluded arrangements with the NHIS for the enrolment of corps members into the national insurance scheme in line with a presidential directive.
“We have also expanded huge resources on critical health needs of corps members, including footing of medical bills,” the NYSC DG said.
According to him, 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.”
“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,” NYSC DG added.