The Director General of NYSC, Brig-Gen. Sule Kazaure on Thursday [Apr 28] stated that the National youth Service corps (NYSC) will be deploying medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps nationwide.
According to Kazaure, this is the NYSC’s way of helping out those who have been displaced owing to various situations in the country. He said:
This programme, which is designed to bring succour to the inmates in this centre, is also intended to compliment government’s 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 outreaches, environmental sanitation, educational intervention and general awareness creation on healthy living.
Kazaure also promised to distribute food and other materials to the people in the camp, helping out in any way they can. He also implored other wealthy people in the country to do what they can for the IDPs and help the government.
He commended the military, NEMA, Red Cross, NGOs and other organisations for their contributions to the 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.