Buhari Directs Compulsory Health Insurance for Corps Members

Buhari Directs Compulsory Health Insurance for Corps Members

President Buhari has directed the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to ensure the enrolment of corps members in the National Health Insurance Scheme.

The Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, told reporters yesterday in Abuja that the NYSC had begun talks with NHIS in compliance with the presidential directive.

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He said the NYSC has intensified liaison with security agencies to ensure the security of corps members during their service year.

“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.

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“Once a corps member is tested and cleared to go into the camp, there is no coming out until after the 21-day period. Even our own staff after testing will not be allowed to come out because we don’t know where they will go to. They are to remain in camp for the whole period,” he explained.

He said the orientation would resume today starting with the 2020 Batch ‘B’ stream 1A with a total of 66,000 eligible graduates.

 

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