The management of the National Youth Service Corps has promised to buy artificial limbs from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for corps members, who lost their limbs in an accident in Taraba State minutes after leaving the orientation camp.
The Director General, NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the promise when he visited the victims at the Federal Medical Centre in Jalingo.
Ibrahim, who was conducted round the wards where the victims are receiving treatment by the Medical Director of the centre, Dr Inusa Wiza, and the state Coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs Florence Yaakugh, said the service would pick the medical bills of the affected corps members.
He added that the welfare of the victims, who suffered varying degrees of injuries, was the priority of the service.
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.”
On her part, Yaakugh commended the efforts of the state government and the NYSC DG in assisting the victims.
She 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.
Wiza 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.