The people of Nortem Bori community in Khana LGA of Rivers state has lauded the NYSC Scheme’s Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers programme.

The commendation was given today by the paramount ruler of Nortem Bori, Chief Gabriel Igbara when he spoke at the official flag off 2021 HIRD programme held in the community.

Chief Igbara used the occasion to express deep appreciation to the DG NYSC, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim for finding his community worthy to benefit from the HIRD’s landmark programme.

He assured Gen Ibrahim in particular and the NYSC Scheme at large of constant support of Nortem Bori community, Ogoni kingdom and Rivers state towards the successful implementation of the Scheme’s policies and programmes.

In an address to officially flag off the 4-day HIRD programme in Rivers state, the DG NYSC, Brig Gen S Ibrahim represented by the Director Community Development Service and Special Projects, Alhaji Abdulrazak Salawu described the HIRD programme as a carefully thought out initiative of NYSC top management aimed at “promoting the wellbeing of indigent persons at the grassroots by granting them easier access to free and quality healthcare”.

Gen Ibrahim used the occasion to commend and eulogize the Director Finance and Accounts, Mr. Mkinebari Adokor for being a worthy son of Nortem Bori community, noting that his good nature and exceptional personality helped sway management to choose his community for the flag off of the programme in Rivers state.

The NYSC boss went further to appreciate the government and good people of Rivers for their support to the Scheme always. He also thanked the Corps Medical Volunteers and NYSC field officers for their tireless efforts towards the success of the flag off of the programme in the state.

In a goodwill message, the Director Finance and Accounts, Mr. Mkinebari Adokor expressed deep appreciation to the DG NYSC for approving his community as the host for the flag off exercise.

He equally thanked the Director CDS & SP, Alhaji Abdulrazak Salawu and other NYSC staff for coming in person to be part of the programme.

Earlier, Chief Chinwendu Chukwu, the Rivers state NYSC Coordinator had informed the gathering that the HIRD programme has achieved a lot in the lives of the vulnerable and indigent members of various communities who have benefitted immensely from the HIRD programme since it was first launched.

The flag off ceremony attracted political, traditional and community leaders from Nortem Bori, members of NYSC staff, corps members and patients who trooped out en masse to access free medical attention.

The ceremony also featured health talks, U-report sensitization as well as consultation of doctors and administration of drugs by the Corps Medical Volunteers.

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