Two members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) slumped during the swearing-in parade for the 2022 batch ‘A’ stream 1 corps members in Dutse, Jigawa on Tuesday.

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According to NAN, the corps members, who were participating in the parade, were immediately rushed to the camp clinic by the medical team.

Aishatu Adamu, NYSC coordinator, who spoke about the incident, attributed it to “extreme stress.”

Aishatu said the affected corps members recovered immediately after they were treated by the medical team.

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Earlier, Shuiabu Ibrahim, director-general (DG) of the NYSC, urged corps members to shun cultism, drug abuse and other social vices.

Ibrahim, who was represented by Aishatu, also advised the corps members to promote national unity, peace and harmony in their places of primary assignments.

“I urge you to avoid using the social media for spreading fake news, fueling hatred and other negative purposes,” he said.

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The NYSC DG also enjoined corps members to avail themselves of the opportunities for self-employment offered through scheme skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development (SADE) programme.

He commended Aisha Buhari for her humanitarian gesture towards the scheme, while urging other stakeholders to do same.

“May I appeal for the support of all stakeholders for the success of our health initiative for rural dwellers, which is aimed at providing easier access to free and qualitative health care, especially for the indigent,” he added.

“I implore them to take a cue from the first lady by donating well-equipped ambulances for the operation of NYSC mobile clinics as well as other essential equipment and drugs.

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“This will facilitate conduct of our medical outreaches, thus boosting the provision of quality medical services to rural dwellers.”



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