The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps,(NYSC), Brig.Gen., Shauibu Ibrahim has appealed to Nigeria for the supports of the scheme’s Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers,(HIRD).
Ibrahim said the initiative was aimed at making possible for easier access to free health care, especially for the rural poor.
The NYSC DG, who was represented by the Ekiti Coordinator, Mrs Mary Chikezie, made the appeal on Wednesday, in Emure-Ekiti, in Emure Local Government Area of the state.
Ibrahim speech was read at the official swearing-in ceremony of the 2022 Batch A , Stream 2 Corps members at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Emure-Ekiti.
He reiterated the need for stakeholders to support the scheme for it to achieve its many lofty policies aimed at promoting unity and harmony in the nation.
“I want to appeal for the supports of all stakeholders for the success of our Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers,(HIRD).
“Our HIRD is aimed at providing easier access to free and qualitative health care, especially for the rural poor.
“I particularly implore well-to-do individuals and corporate bodies to take a cue from Mrs Aisha Buhari, by donating well equipped ambulance for the operation of NYSC Mobile Clinic as well as essential equipment and drugs that will facilitate the conduct 9f our medical outreach,” Gen. Ibrahim said.
He, however, reminded the newly posted corps members to uphold the major objectives of NYSC scheme aimed at promoting national unity and integration.
He also warned them to shun practices that could soil the name of the NYSC scheme in their respective host community.
A total of 1,793 corps members deployed to Ekiti orientation camp for both Lagos State and Ekiti comprises of 897 male and 896 female.
The oath of allegiance was administered to them by the Ekiti Chief Judge, Justice Oyewole Adeyeye, who was represented by Justice A.O Familoni.