The Federal Government has made provisions for corps members to be covered by the health insurance in the 2018 budget. Corpers don’t need to rely on the doctors in camp. Any youth corper will be entitled to go to any hospital in the location in the local government that is covered by health insurance.
This will be implemented from the one percent of consolidated revenue fund to be dedicated to health, as stipulated by the National Health Act.
Samuel Onu, a graduate of Abia State University, currently serving in Lagos State, slumped and died a day after he complained of having headache.
According to report, he was healthy as at the time he left for work. The of his death is still unknown.
Onu was a graduate of Abia State University. However, some of his friends have taken to their social media handles to mourn him. One of his friends disclosed that on Tuesday night, May 15, late Onu complained of having headache but gave up the ghost when he was rushed to the hospital.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has increased transport and local allowances of corps members during orientation programmes.
A statement by Director Press and Publications department of the scheme, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi said 2018 Batch ‘A’ corps members have lauded the increase when the Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure visited the Ebonyi State Orientation Camp.
Corps members transport allowance has been increased from N1,500 to N1,800 while the local allowance is now N1,400 against the earlier N1,000.
A corps member who was serving in Bayelsa state has been reported dead after falling into a river while trying to take selfie.
The man who is yet to be identified was taking a selfie when he met his untimely death. The incident took place at Ogbolomaibiri, Nembe on Friday, May 4.
The late corps member was capturing his beautiful moment at the top of a jetty when he reportedly slipped and fell inside the river. His corpse was recovered about 30 minutes later.
A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps in Enugu state reportedly ran mad in New Haven on Sunday, April 29. It is unknown if the unidentified corps member was abusing drugs or has a history of mental illness.