The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has collaborated with the National Health for Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for healthcare service delivery to Corps members serving across different states in Nigeria. Shuaibu Ibrahim, a brigadier-general and director general, NYSC, stated this when he led a delegation of the management of the Scheme to the headquarters of the NHIS in Abuja recently.
Commending the federal government for Corps members’ welfare, he said signing of the MoU is in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that all Corps members must be enrolled in the NHIS programme.
“This shows the concern for the welfare of the corps members by the federal government and we are thanking the president for his uncommon love for the scheme. We want to thank the NHIS for this partnership and we are going to take this partnership to the next level,” he said, promising that in return, corps members will render more selfless service to the country as the scheme will inspire them to do more for their fatherland.
Mohammed Nasir Sambo, a professor and the executive secretary and CEO of NHIS, added that the partnership will help to cushion the health needs of the corps members in their different states of service as he canvassed that more Nigerians be included in the healthcare delivery of the federal government.
Noting that the NYSC and NHIS assiduously worked through a joint technical team towards the development of a blueprint for the necessary financial provisions, he said the MoU was signed to allow for a clearly-spelt out responsibilities by both agencies to ensure adequate implementation.