Buhari directs compulsory health insurance for corps members
NEWSMAN – President Muhammadu Buhari, has asked the National Youth Service Corps to ensure the enrolment of corps members in the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, who made this known on Monday, said the NYSC has set up liaison with security agencies to make sure the security of corps members wherever they are serving in the country.
Ibrahim stated this during a media chat with Bureau Chiefs, Media Executives, and newsmen in Abuja, PUNCH reported.
However he said, with the annual mobilization 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 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,” Ibrahim added.