Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen.
Shuaibu Ibrahim, on Monday said serving corps members will be enrolled
into the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Ibrahim said this is in line with the directive of President Muhammadu
The NYSC chief said his administration was committed to effective
healthcare services for corps members during their service year.
Ibrahim stated this at a media briefing with bureau chiefs, media
executives and correspondents in Abuja.
“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.
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“We have also expended huge resources on critical health needs of
corps members, including footing of medical bills,” he said.
The director general said the NYSC had liaised with security agencies to
protect corps members wherever they serve in the country.
Also, the NYSC yesterday said it had mobilised 66,000 graduates as
orientation camps open today.
Ibrahim said the exercise will be held in three streams in compliance
with COVID-19 protocols.
He added: “The orientation exercises will resume on November 10, 2020 A total of 66,000 eligible graduates have been mobilised for the
2020 Batch ‘B’ service year.
“They will all participate in the orientation exercise, which has been
planned to take place in three streams for ease of compliance with the