FCT: NYSC flags off health initiative for rural dwellers




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As part of activities marking his 100 days in office, the Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah, has flagged off the Health Initiative For Rural Dwellers (HIRD) programme at the LEA Primary School in Dakwo community of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

In his address at the flagging off, Wednesday, Fadah said the rural health initiative was in line with the cardinal point of his administration’s policy thrust which is to deepen the NYSC’s impact on rural development services.

According to him, the HIRD was conceived over eight years ago as a platform for the Scheme to contribute towards the provision of easy access to healthcare for rural dwellers which is implemented through medical outreaches conducted across the nooks and crannies of the country by corps medical personnel.

Speaking further, General Fadah noted that the success of HIRD in the last eight years has been quite unprecedented while calling on members of Dakwo community to come out in large numbers and benefit from the programme at no cost.

Fadah also used the opportunity to thank stakeholders for their contributions in drugs and other materials for the outreach while also calling on them to do more so that other interior communities could as well benefit as the NYSC remains resolute in its quest to make positive impact.

In his address, the NYSC FCT Coordinator, Alhaji Abdul Suleiman, thanked the corps medical personnel for their selfless service to humanity as well as the people of Dakwo community for opening up their community for the outreach.

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