NYSC Is Responsible For Promoting Unity in the Country – Eburu of Ibaland

The Paramount Ruler of Iba town Oba Adekunle Adeogun Okunoye Oyedeji 2, the Eburu of Ibaland has told members of his community that the NYSC has the responsibility of promoting unity amongst groups of people across the country.

He made the statement on Monday at the flag-off ceremony of the one-week medical outreach of the NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (NYSC -HIRD) at Iba in the Ifelodun Local Government Area.

According to him, the initiative by the NYSC to provide free medical care to rural dwellers is a great idea as those in the rural areas are generally marginalized and hence have little or no access to quality healthcare service enjoyed by those in the urban centers.

He lauded the scheme for the initiative which according to him will help better the lives of the people of the community. He said the community which had to rely on the local government headquarters for medical care has suffered a great setback as no single medical center is located in the locality. He applauded the Director-General of NYSC for deeming it fit to come up with the program at a time like this.

Again, he appreciated the multi-dimensional efforts of the scheme played across the years in enhancing societal development. He urged members of his community therefore to joyfully receive the free health care offered by the scheme via the instrumentality of the corps medical volunteers.

Also, the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim who was represented by the State Coordinator, Mr. Ayodele Adegoke, in his address said that the NYSC -HIRD was launched in 2014 in a bid to deepen the impact of health services across the federation.

According to him, the NYSC -HIRD initiative has had several achievements since its inception, such as the establishment of community-based clinics, first aid administration and humanitarian aids, provision of over 300,000 wheelchairs to disabled persons, amongst others.

Furthermore, he said that the scheme has made significant contributions towards the control of the Covid-19 through various interventions as mass production and donation of face masks and hand sanitizers which has attracted widespread commendations.

He enjoined all present and well-meaning Nigerians to continue to support this laudable initiative of the scheme in order to take free and quality healthcare to the grassroots and to ensure continued development, holistic integration, and enhanced socioeconomic development of the nation.

The health initiative programme has been spread across three rural areas in Osun State, namely: Iba, Ile Ogbo, and Ido-Osun in Ifelodun, Ayedire, and Egbedore local government areas of the State respectively.

The flag-off programme also featured a presentation of a gift to the Eburu of Iba by the State Coordinator and a health talk by a corps doctor in the indigenous language before the commencement of the outreach.

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