The corps members who lost their limbs in an accident in Taraba State minutes after leaving the orientation camp have been promised artificial limbs by the management of the National Youth Service Corps. The Director General, NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the promise when he visited the victims at the Federal Medical Centre in Jalingo. He also stated that the service would settle the medical bills of the affected corps members.
Addressing the victims, Ibrahim stated, “I want to assure you of the readiness of the service to give you all the needed support that will enable you to realise your ambitions.
“It is a fact that you are on national assignment and your present predicament is well noted as the service will leave no stone unturned to put smile on your faces.”
The state Coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs Florence Yaakugh, who led the DG arounds the wards where the victims are receiving treatment informed the DG that Governor Darius Ishaku had shown a lot of concern and directed that the victims should be treated and the bills passed to the state government.
The Medical Director of the centre, Dr Inusa Wiza, in charge of treating the victims also called on the Federal Government to go the extra mile to support and rehabilitate the victims, especially one who was amputated, noting that he was currently suffering from depression as a result of the accident.