Buhari Promises to Assist Blind Corps Member


    Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja

    President Muhammadu Buhari wednesday in Daura, Kastina State, pledged to assist a visually-impaired National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member currently deployed in the town.

    In a statement, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said the 28-year-old Okenala Ahmed, a graduate of Insurance from the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State, was among the corps members who paid Sallah homage to Buhari last Tuesday in Daura, as part of activities to mark the Eid-El-Kabir celebrations.Garba said: “In the course of the president’s interaction with the corps members, the Corps Liaison Officer (CLO), Jibrin Ishak, had appealed for assistance for their physically challenged member.“

    According to the CLO, the indigent corps member, who is from Offa, Kwara State, had earlier contemplated redeployment from Katsina State due to his poor health condition.

    “President Buhari will undertake the cost of medical care and treatment of Ahmed, who is an Economics NYSC teacher at Government Day Senior Secondary School in Daura.”