Aisha Buhari, the Nigerian First Lady has reportedly handed over a mobile hospital worth over N120 million to the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in Abuja.
According to reports, the first lady was represented by a presidential aide and wife of a former governor of Nasarawa State, Mairo Al-Makura, for the physical handover of the mobile Hospital.
Aisha Buhari noted, “I wish to emphasize the need for NYSC programmes that are targeted at improving the lives of Nigerians to be strengthened through the goodwill and support of all well-meaning citizens.”
She added, “This informed my decision to donate the Mobile Clinic to the scheme. I would like to assure you that our moral and material support would be sustained for the benefit of the citizenry.”
She maintained, “As a mother. I remain committed to any cause that will help in the reduction, if not total eradication, of maternal and newborn mortality as well as avoidable morbidity arising from preventable causes.”
Meanwhile, the NYSC DG, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim, posited that “With this gesture, our resolve to mobilise the young men and women of the Service Corps for humanitarian activities has been further strengthened, and the impact of our healthcare services to the rural poor, in particular, will be deepened.”