President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to settle the medical bill of a 28-year- old visually-impaired, serving member of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC.
Okenala Ahmed, who is a graduate of Insurance from the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State, is doing his service year in Daura, Katsina State.
A statement by Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Thursday, said Ahmed was among the Corps members who paid Sallah homage to President Buhari on Tuesday in Daura, as part of activities marking the Eid-El-Kabir celebrations.
The statement read: “In the course of the President’s interaction with the Corps members, the Corps Liaison Officer (CLO), Jibrin Ishak, had appealed for assistance for their physically challenged member.
“According to the CLO, the indigent Corps member, who is from Offa, Kwara State, had earlier contemplated re-deployment from Katsina State due to his health condition.
“President Buhari will undertake the cost of medical care and treatment of Ahmed, who is an Economics NYSC teacher at Government Day Senior Secondary School, Daura.”