The Osun State Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr Emmanuel Attah, has appealed to prospective corps members, posted to the state for their service, to declare their true health status so that their condition could be well managed.
Attah made this appeal in an interview with the correspondent of The Renaissance on the corps preparedness to accommodate and camp the new set of graduates for their one-year mandatory NYSC service on Saturday in Osogbo.
He said the NYSC camp would be opened on Tuesday through to Wednesday for the graduates posted to the state to report and register at the NYSC permanent orientation camp, located at Ede, Osun, for the 21 days NYSC orientation course.
He, however, said by the midnight of Wednesday, the camp would be closed and that those who had reported to camp and registered would be sworn-in as 2018 Batch B corps members on Thursday.
He strongly appealed to graduates coming for service not to hide their health status and also not to come to the camp with a fake medical certificate of fitness to deceive NYSC officials.
Attah said “knowing their health status would help us to assist them properly.
“Their health condition will not stop them from serving their fatherland, but concealing their health condition will make it difficult and impossible for us to attend to them properly.
“As I am talking to you, the National Assembly is still debating on setting up a clinic in all the NYSC camps in the country, but Osun NYSC has gone a step ahead, as we have already built a modern clinic in our camp.
“We are expecting the NYSC DG to officially inaugurate the clinic, which was constructed through the efforts of the state coordinator, staff of Osun NYSC and well-wishers.
“This has shown that we have taken proactive steps to see that the health care of corps members are adequately taken care of.
“We are equally assuring the incoming corps members of a wonderful orientation which would be a home away from home for them,” he said
Attah equally appealed to Osun residents and members of the state transport unions to please assist and accord the incoming corps members with the necessary assistance for them to locate the NYSC camp in Ede.
From Saheed Adeyemi, Osogbo.