The National Youth Service Corps has rejoiced with a corps member, Ramatu Yunusa, who gave birth to a baby boy shortly after registering as a member of the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream II service corps in Bayelsa State.
A statement issued by the agency's Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, said that the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim visited the Bayelsa State Referral Hospital, Kaiama, where he expressed delight at the safe birth of the baby.
Ibrahim announced that the NYSC would “settle the medical bills incurred by the PCM and her baby."
Briefing the Director-General, the Bayelsa State Coordinator of the NYSC, Ojugo Elizabeth said Ramatu was taken to the hospital as soon as she started showing signs of labour, adding that she gave birth to her child at the hospital safely.
The Hospital personnel who attended to her, including a Corps Medical Doctor, Clara Chiebonam Mbanusi, confirmed that both mother and baby are in good condition.
Speaking during the visit, Ramatu and her husband, Liman Aliyu Suleiman, both expressed appreciation for the support given to the family by the NYSC management.
The DG was accompanied on the visit by the Acting Director of Special Duties, Alhaji Musa Abubakar.