President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Youth Service Corps to ensure the compulsory enrolment of corps members in the National Health Insurance Scheme.
The Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, made this known on Monday during a media chat with Bureau Chiefs, Media Executives, and Correspondents in Abuja.
He said the NYSC has intensified liaison with security agencies to ensure the security of corps members wherever they are serving in the country.
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,” Ibrahim added.