NYSC calls for implementation of health scheme
DIRECTOR-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Muhammed Fada has called on relevant stakeholders in the country to work towards the successful implementation of the Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers, HIRD, and the scheme’s trust fund.
Brigadier General Fada stated this during the swearing-in ceremony of the 2022 Batch B Stream One Corps members, held at the Permanent Orientation Camp, Iseyin, Oyo State
Speaking through the Oyo State Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs. Grace Ogbuogebe, Brigadier General Fada said the health initiative which is aimed at providing easier, free, and qualitative health care for rural poor, noted that the presence of NYSC is felt more at the grassroots, adding that the rural dwellers lacked easy access to quality healthcare.
He restated the call for the actualisation of the NYSC Trust Fund, explaining that when implemented, the trust fund would enhance the smooth operations of the scheme by addressing the challenge of infrastructure and also boost the skill and entrepreneurship development program.
While enjoining the corps members to eschew social vices and the use of social media in fuelling hatred, and fake news, the NYSC DG said the social media should be used to promote national unity and development.
Brigadier General Fada added that corp members should get themselves vaccinated in the camp and adhere to COVID-19 safety measures, admonishing them to abide by the rules guiding NYSC camping and avail themselves of skill acquisition and entrepreneurial development put in place by the scheme.
2,319 Corp members are undergoing orientation courses at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Iseyin, Oyo State.
The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munktar Abimbola, who was represented at the occasion by Hon Justice Iyabo Yerinma, administered the oath of allegiance to the corps members.
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