The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig. General Shuaibu Ibrahim has directed that artificial limbs be provided to Nuruddeen Tahir who lost his hand in an auto crash. The Corper who is an indigene of Kano state had one hand before coming to the NYSC orientation camp in Jalingo but lost the second hand in an accident shortly after passing out from the camp.
Nuruddeen along with 18 other corps members was on July 8 involved in an accident on their way to Gembu town, the headquarters of Sardauna local government area where they were posted for their national service.
In a statement in Jalingo, the NYSC coordinator in the state, Mrs. Florence Yaakugh said the attention of the NYSC in the state was drawn to the appeal made by some persons on social media for money to treat Nuruddeen. She said apart from the directives by the DG to provide artificial limbs for Nuruddeen, the Taraba state Governor Darius Ishaku had taken care of the bill for the treatment of all the corps members involved in the unfortunate incident including Nuruddeen.
The NYSC state coordinator alerted the public that nothing was required to foot the bill for the victims as that has been taken care of. She said the appeal for assistance was by fraudsters who wanted to cash on the incident to extort money from innocent Nigerians.
“Tahir is presently stable after spending over two months on admission at Dala Orthopaedic Hospital in Kano, and the NYSC had settled all his medical bills and had since been posted to teach in a secondary school in his hometown,”
“After he managed to complete his primary education, he had the zeal and determination to continue with his education up to degree level where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies from Yusuf Maitama-Sule University, Kano.
“In order to give this patriotic young man hope of life, the DG made adequate arrangements to replace the two limbs with artificial ones worth N26 million in order to give him relief and succour.” he said.
Ladan said the replacement process has begun as the doctors had made steady progress for the completion of the implanting of the limbs.