The President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd) , has directed the National Youth Service Corps to ensure the enrolment of corps members in the National Heath Insurance Scheme , the Director -General of NYSC , Brigadier -General Shuaibu Ibrahim , said on Monday .
He also assured that the NYSC has intensified liaison with security agencies for to ensure the security of corps members wherever they are serving in the country .
Ibrahim stated this during a media chat with Bureau Chiefs, Media Executives and Correspondents which held in Abuja .
According to him, with the annual mobilisation of over 300 , 000 corps members , the NYSC no doubt , “ remains the most critical platform for mentoring Nigerian youths as drivers of national unity and development. ”
“ 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 ” , Ibrahim said .