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NYSC pledges corps members’ support against cancer


The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Maj.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has pledged the partnership and readiness to involve corps members in the fight against cancer in the country.

Ibrahim stated this in a meeting between the NYSC management and the officials of OCI Foundation led by its President Prof. Chris Ifediora.

The Media Director of the Foundation, Mr Samuel Agwu, said this in a statement on Friday, in Abuja.

Ibrahim said that corps members would provide all services required of them under the Health Initiative of Cancer Campaign by OCI Foundation to create awareness against the disease.

The director-general added that adequate engagement of corps members in Cancer campaign would also address unemployment among them.

He explained that with the Arm Our Youths Anti-Cancer Health Campaign Initiative of the Foundation, the proposed NYSC Trust Fund and other programmes of the Scheme, Corps members would no longer wait for white collar jobs.

Responding, Ifediora expressed the commitment of the Foundation towards ensuring success in the Breast and Cervical Cancer Campaign to be championed by Corps members across the 36 states and the FCT.

Ifediora appreciated the NYSC for the partnership and readiness to involve corps member in achieving the objective of the campaign.

He added that the Foundation was hopeful of expanding the project to be all encompassing. (NAN)

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