President Muhammadu Buhari has bankrolled the cost of medical care and treatment of a visually-challenged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Okenala Ahmed.
The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, said in a statement that the 28-year-old Ahmed is one of the corps members deployed to Buhari’s hometown, Daura in Katsina State.
He said the president made the offer when Ahmed joined his colleagues to pay Buhari the traditional sallah homage on Tuesday.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to assist a visually-impaired NYSC, currently deployed to Daura, Katsina State.
“28-year old Okenala Ahmed, a graduate of Insurance from the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State, was among the Corps members who paid Sallah homage to President Buhari Tuesday in Daura, as part of activities to mark the Eid-El-Kabir celebrations.
“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 redeployment 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,” said Shehu