The President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd . ), 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 ).
Ibrahim stated these during a media chat in Abuja .
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 .
“ As of last Thursday , a total of 66 , 000 eligible graduates had been mobilised for the 2020 Batch B service year , resuming on Tuesday , November 10 . They will participate in the orientation exercise , which has been planned in three streams for ease of compliance with the COVID – 19 protocols .”
Ibrahim also warned fake graduates seeking to infiltrate the orientation camps to stay away in their own interest .