President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to render financial assistance to Okenala Ahmed, a visually-impaired member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, who is currently posted to his hometown in Daura, Katsina State.
Garba Shehu, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday.
The President made the pledge on Tuesday after Ahmed's plight was made known to him by the Corps Liason Officer, Jibrin Ishak, during the corps members traditional Sallah homage to the President, Shehu said.
The presidential spokesperson stated that Ahmed, whose is an NYSC Economics teacher at Government Day Senior Secondary School, Daura, had reportedly wanted to ask for redeployment from the state due to his health condition.
The statement partly read, "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 President Buhari Tuesday in Daura, as part of activities to mark the Eid-El-Kabir celebrations.
"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 health condition."
Shehu said the President, upon listening to the CLO, pledged to "undertake the cost of medical care and treatment of Ahmed."