Over 2m Nigs Have Benefited From HIRD Prog – NYSC

21 June 2021 by JOEY Anzaku

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC Directorate has Inaugurated a one-week free medical outreach in Nasarawa State.

Declaring the medical outreach open in Giza, Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Brigadier-General, Ibrahim Shu’aibu said management launched the NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD) in 2014, to contribute towards promoting the well-being of indigent persons at the grassroots by granting them access to free and quality healthcare.

Represented by the deputy director of the Community Development Service, CDS, Gladys Adama, the DG explained that over two million persons across the country have been attended to by the NYSC medical Teams so far.

The State coordinator of the Scheme, Mr Gabriel Dewan said aside the medical intervention the
medical team would carry out sensitization of Community members on diseases, prevention and care as well as on the dangers of open defecation, to complement government’s drive in promoting cleanliness.

The Shangarin, Giza, Umaru Elegy Abu the Second noted that NYSC has played major role in uniting Nigerian youths regardless of their socio-cultural differences hence the need to support the scheme to do more.

The royal father thanked the management of the scheme for choosing Giza Development Area of Nasarawa State for commencement of the programme.

Some of the beneficiaries: Edith Allahnana, Umar Dogara, Aishatu Aliyu and Bulus Osei described the medical outreach as one of its kind in the area, and prayed God to reward the NYSC and its partners.

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