The First lady of Nigeria ,Aisha Buhari says the National Youth Service Corps NYSC has proves it relevance in facilitating the national unity and improving the health of the rural dwellers.
Aisha stated this during a medical outreach organized by NYSC health Initiative fr rural dwellers to mark it’s 50th anniversary in Jahi district, Abuja .
The first lady said the scheme has made enormous impact among rural dwellers through the provisions of health care to Nigerians.
” In particular, the scheme has proved it’s relevance in facilitating unity, integration and national development.
” The scheme has made an enormous impact especially among rural dwellers in providing free health care service to vulnerable Nigerians, I therefore want to join millions of Nigerians in celebrating the NYSC at 50″, she added.
The introduction of the NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD) has largely been successful.
“As part of my appreciation, I have donated a well-equipped mobile clinic to NYSC to enhance the successes of the corps medical team.
“I am optimistic that this facility would continue to assist the scheme in this regards,” she said.
The first lady appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to support the scheme in its efforts to ensure unity and progress of Nigeria.
She called on management of the scheme and corp members not to relent their efforts in promoting unity of the country by providing quality service delivery to the nation irrespective of state or place of service.
Also speaking, the Director General of NYSC, Yusha’u Ahmed said over 3 million Nigerians had so far benefited from the scheme medical outreach since inception.
He however assured Nigerians that NYSC would continue to render service towards improving the health statuses of rural dwellers across the nation.
In the same vein, DG NYSC re-assured corps members security.
The National Youth Service Corps NYSC, Director General, Yusha’u Ahmed has re-assured it’s commitment of safeguarding corps members throughout their service year.
Ahmed gave the assurance during a media parley as part of activities to celebrate the scheme ‘s 50th anniversary in Abuja.
He said in the area of security,the scheme has strengthening collaboration with security agencies to ensure safety of corps members.
The DG called on stakeholders to continue to support the scheme t surmount some challenges in the area of inadequate facilities in many orientation camps in the face of the yearly increase in the population of corps members, rejection of corps members by some employers , lack of transit lodges for corps members in many states.