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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that all Corps members be compulsorily enlisted into the National Health Insurance Scheme.

He gave the directive to the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim on Monday, saying that the NYSC should intensify liaison with security agencies towards making sure the enlistment of Corps members throughout the Federation.

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Buhari said the annual mobilisation of over 300,000 corps members across the country no doubt, “remains the most critical platform for mentoring Nigerian youths as drivers of national unity and development.”

He added; “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.

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