The President, Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Youth Service Corps to ensure the enrolment of corps members in the National Health Insurance Scheme, the Director-General of the NYSC, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, said on Monday.
Ibrahim also disclosed that the NYSC had mobilised 66,000 graduates from across the country for the 2020 NYSC Batch “B” exercise scheduled to begin on Tuesday (today).
The NYSC DG described the scheme as “the most critical platform for mentoring Nigerian youths as drivers of national unity and development.”
He added, “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.