NYSC Flags-Off Medical Intervention Programme At IDPs Camp

By Tom Garba, Yola

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig Gen Sule Kazaure, has flagged-off nationwide medical intervention programme for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in camps.

Flagging off the programme at Damare camp in Yola, Kazaure said the programme would ensure the deployment of medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists and others to IDPs camps.

"This programme which is designed to bring succour to the inmates in this centre is also intended to compliment government efforts towards provision of the welfare needs of members of IDPs nationwide.

"The scheme therefore will deploy the services of corps professionals such as medical doctors, nurses, pharmacist, etc to the centre to assist Federal Government in the provision of medical and other sundry needs of the IDPs.

"Specifically corps members will be participating in medical out reaches, environmental sanitation, educational intervention, and general awareness creation on healthy living." Kazaure said.

He also noted that the scheme would also use the opportunity provided by the programme to distribute food items and other materials to the IDPs.

Kazaure said that the fact that the flag-off of the intervention programme was his major official assignment outside Abuja since he assumed office few week ago showed the importance the NYSC attached to the plight of the IDPs.

While urging other wealthy Nigerians and corporate organizations to assist government in rehabilitating IDPs in the country, Kazaure lauded the military, NEMA, Red Cross, NGOs and various faith based organizations for their contribution to welfare of IDPs.

"I want to thank you all especially the Corps Members who despite all odds are currently serving in the state." Kazaure said.

In his speech, the leader of IDPs in Damare camp, Mallam Modu Gana, lauded the intervention programme of the NYSC which he said was timely.

In their respective remarks, Gov Muhammadu Jibrilla of Adamawa and the State Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Sa'ad Bello, lauded NYSC for the gesture which they said reflected one of the objectives of the scheme.