Director-General Inaugurates Ultra-Modern Clinic, Skill Acquisition Centre in NYSC Camp

By Adejumoke Alebiosu

The National Youth Service Corps has restated its commitment to the welfare of Corps Members, including the provision of conducive environment to enable them to develop their potentials for national development.

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim stated this recently while commissioning an ultra-modern clinic inside NYSC Ondo State Orientation Camp in Ikare-Akoko.

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim unveiling the new ultra-modern clinic inside NYSC Ondo State Orientation Camp in Ikare-Akoko, Ondo Stae, with him the Mrs Nnenna Ani NYSC Ondo State Coordinator.

He said that the clinic was anchored on the need to ensure the well-being of all Corps Members — a key policy thrust of the Scheme as they are a critical national asset that must be taken care of.

The Director-General implored the camp participants to effectively utilise the clinic with adequate maintenance of its facilities. He also directed that the clinic should provide medical services to the host community.

The construction of the clinic was initiated in 2018 by Corps Doctor Ijirotimi Gbenga OD/18B/0230, a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, but could not be completed due to paucity of funds.

It was later taken over and completed by the NYSC Ondo State Secretariat, with support from good-spirited individuals from lkareland.

Before leaving the camp, DG commissioned the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Centre, he also laid the foundation of Camp Officials’ hostel.

NYSC Ondo State Coordinator, Mrs Nnenna Ani informed the Director-General that the Corps Members have been in high spirit and comporting themselves very well as they adjust to the regimented camp life.

They are disciplined and courteous, readily receiving instructions. Equally, both the NYSC and non-NYSC officials have been very much alert to the task of providing practical step by step training to the Corps Members to prepare them for their roles in nation building,’ Ani said.