The National Youths Service Corps has been directed by President Muhammadu Buhari to enlist corps members into the National Health Insurance Scheme.
This development was disclosed by the Director-General of the NYSC, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, during a meeting with Bureau Chiefs, Media Executives, and Correspondents in Abuja on Monday.
Ibrahim noted in his statement that the scheme will remain committed to training Nigerian youths in order to encourage national unity and development.
Ibrahim said, “I would like to express our gratitude to the security agencies and other stakeholders for their continuous support to this scheme.”
“Also, it is important to state that we have concluded arrangement with the NHIS for the enrollment of corps members into the NHIS in line with a presidential directive.”
“However, we have also mapped out huge resources on critical health needs of corps members, including footing of medical bills.”