Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Youths Service Corps to enrol corps members for the National Heath Insurance Scheme.
Making the disclosure at a meeting with Bureau Chiefs, Media Executives and Correspondents in Abuja on Monday, the Director-General of the NYSC, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, assured that the NYSC will remain committed to Nigerian youths in order to promote national unity and development.
He said: “I would like to express our gratitude to the security agencies and other stakeholders for their continuous support to this scheme.
“Also, it is important to state that we have concluded arrangement with the NHIS for the enrollment of corps members into the NHIS in line with a presidential directive.
“However, we have also mapped out huge resources on critical health needs of corps members, including footing of medical bills.”