Just in: Buhari offers to pay medical bill of 28-year-old NYSC blind corps member Okenala Ahmed

Just in: Buhari offers to pay medical bill of 28-year-old NYSC blind corps member Okenala Ahmed

- An NYSC corps member, Okenala Ahmed, serving in Daura Katsina, has been visited with presidential favour

- The 28-year-old blind corps member/Economics teachers was promised by President Muhammadu Buhari that the cost of his medical treatment will be fully paid

- Ahmed teaches at Government Day Senior Secondary School, Daura, the president's hometown in the state

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to personally assist a visually-impaired National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Okenala Ahmed, currently deployed to Daura, Katsina state.

The president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, August 22.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that 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 on Tuesday, August 21, in Daura. The visit was part of activities to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

Shehu said, 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 due to his health condition.

Shehu disclosed that President Buhari would undertake the cost of medical care and treatment of Ahmed, who is an economics NYSC teacher at Government Day Senior Secondary School, Daura.

The president had on Tuesday received members of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Daura community – an audience that has become part of his schedule during the Sallah celebrations in past years.

The CLO, Jibrin Ishak, who spoke at the event, thanked the president for prioritising the welfare of the youth to secure their future through his style of leadership and developmental initiatives.

He also appealed to the president to come to the rescue of the corps member, Ahmed, who was in dire need of medical attention.

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President Buhari, in the spirit of the season, donated a bull, 10 bags of rice and N500,000 to the corps members.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari celebrated the Eid-el-Kabir with National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members posted to Daura, Katsina state, his hometown

Legit.ng gathered that President Buhari disclosed this in a tweet on his official Twitter page on Tuesday, August 21, where he noted that visit by corps members posted to Daura was one of the Sallah traditions he looked forward to the most.

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Source: Legit.ng

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