The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General YD Ahmed, has reiterated that corps members’ welfare will continue to dominate a top spot in his administration.
Speaking while receiving the management team of Capital Express Assurance Limited at NYSC National Directorate Headquarters Maitama, Abuja, today, the Director General said the Scheme would continue to prioritize issues that concern Corps welfare in the administration of the Scheme.
Brigadier General Ahmed, who applauded CEAL for being consistent in carrying out its statutory responsibilities in line with the Memorandum of Understanding it signed with NYSC, stated that there is a need for the two organizations to be taking time to jointly assess the implementation of the accord from time to time, to identify and address grey areas.
He further said that NYSC would never relent in meeting its obligations in the partnership and called on CEAL to equally sustain the tempo at which it promptly responds to issues pertaining to insurance cover for corps members.
In her remarks, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Capital Express Assurance Limited, Mrs Odukale Adebola, disclosed that the company has for quite some time been responsible for providing insurance services to corps members.
She said the company, which has existed for over 30 years, has always lived up to expectations by paying benefits to families of corps members who pay the supreme sacrifice and providing succour to those who suffer permanent disabilities through the programme in the course of the service year through the programme, “Corps Welfare Insurance Scheme”.
She added that CEAL does intervene in executing special projects for NYSC as part of its corporate social responsibility.
“Recently, we constructed and furnished a vocational centre at NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Keffi, Nasarawa State. Prior to that, we had provided technological devices in support of NYSC’s digitization process,” she said.
She, therefore, appealed for the fostering of a symbiotic relationship for the overall interest of Corps Members.