The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has promised to buy artificial limbs from the Republic of Saudi Arab for youth Corp members who were involved in an accident in Taraba.
The Director General , Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim made this known during a visit to the victims of an accident involving youth service members in Sardauna Local government area of Taraba.
The accident also claimed the live of one corp member and several others were wounded with various degrees of injuries.
The victims are members of Batch B who had just completed their orientation and were posted to Sardauna local government area of the state.
The affected corps members are presently undergoing medical attention at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Jalingo.
Ibrahim, who was conducted round all medicals wards where victims were receiving treatment by Dr Inusa Wiza and State Coordinator of the scheme, Mrs Florence Yaakugh said the scheme would take care of all the medical bills of the affected corps members.
According to him, the welfare of these victims who are presently suffering from various degrees of injuries inflicted on them ranging from broken arms and legs , broken heads as well as amputation or arms will be taken care of by the service
” I want to assure you of the readiness of the service to give you all the needed support that will enable you achieve your ambitions.
” It a common fact that you (victims) are on national assignment and the predicaments you are presently going through will not be in vain as the service will leave no stone unturned to put much smiles on your faces,’ Ibrahim said.
On her parts, the state coordinator of the NYSC lauded the efforts of the state government and that of the director general.
Yaakugh, while briefing the director general said that Gov. Darius Ishaku had shown a lot of concern for the incidence.
According to her, His Excellency had immediately ordered all involved in the accident to be treated and the bill be sent to the state for payment.
Dr. Wiza said that him and his team had been working round the clock to revive the victims.
He called on the Federal government to go extra legitimate miles to rehabilitate, counsel and support the amputee in terms of finance and accommodation.
The CMD who noted that the amputee “is very depressed and mentally down, believed that rehabilitating him on the challenges of the situation he found himself, would go along way to assist him.