Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brig.-Gen. Muhammad Fadah, has commended the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, for providing an ultra-modern clinic for the Oyo State NYSC orientation camp.
The commendation is contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by NYSC’s Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa.
Megwa stated that Fadah made the commendation during a visit to the NYSC Oyo State Orientation Camp in Iseyin.
He said the clinic, with sophisticated medical equipment would enhance the quality of healthcare services for corps members, camp officials and for Iseyin residents.
Fadah appealed that the magnanimity be replicated at other NYSC’s orientation camps across the country, adding that there was the need to provide the environment conducive for all youth corps members.
This, he said, would enable them to contribute their quota to national development.
He appealed to corporate organisations, well-meaning individuals and non-governmental organisations to emulate the gesture.
“This is a laudable project and I commend the management of UCH for this gesture.
“l appeal to other organisations and corporate bodies to support the NYSC and emulate this gesture. We need more of this in our orientation camps,’’ Fadah was quoted as saying.
Addressing the youth corps members, the director-general urged them to be of good behaviour and to serve as role models that could be emulated.
He also advised them to study the needs of their host communities and provide projects that would serve as legacies after their service year.
“I urge you to abide by the rules and regulations of the scheme and be of good behaviour.
“NYSC will not condone any act of indiscipline like cybercrime, cultism, hooliganism and other social vices,’’ Fadah warned.
The Coordinator of the NYSC in Oyo State, Mrs Grace Ogbuogebe, lauded the state government for assisting the scheme.
The clinic is fully stocked with drugs and operates a 24-hour service with certified medical personnel from the donor hospital assisted by medics and paramedics corps members.