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NYSC donates N26m artificial limbs for amputee corps member in Kano

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The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, Shuaibu Ibrahim, is set to donate prosthetic limbs worth N26million to Nuraddeen Tahir, a corps member who had lost his both hands in an accident.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Mr Tahir who is currently serving in Kano had already had his left hand amputated when he was 12 years old.

On his way to his Place of Primary Assignment, PPA, after concluding his orientation course during the 2019 batch B, Stream l camp in Taraba State, Mr Tahir got involved in an accident and lost his right hand.

Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday when he led the officials of the NYSC to visit the corps member at his family house in Kofar Arewa, Gwarzo Local Government Area of Kano State, the state coordinator, Ladan Baba, said the DG had made adequate arrangements to replace the corps member’s two hands with artificial ones.

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He said the director-general was so concerned about the plight of Mr Tahir, adding that the patriotic gesture of the corps member was what prompted the DG to offer him the lifetime succour.

He disclosed that the 27-year-old is presently stable after spending over two months on admission at Dala Orthopaedic Hospital in Kano.

Mr baba added that the NYSC had settled all his medical bills and had since been posted to teach in a secondary school in his hometown.

“Nuraddeen was grinding grains when he was 12 years, the grinding machine grabbed up his cloth and severely injured him which eventually led to the amputation of his left limb at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.

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“After he managed to complete his primary education, Nuraddeen had the zeal and determination to continue with his education up to a degree level where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies at the Yusuf Maitama Suleiman University, Kano.

“After he was posted to Taraba State, where he attended his orientation course, on his way to his Place of Primary Assignment in Sardauna Local Government Are of the state, he got involved in an accident which also led to the amputation of his right hand,” Mr Baba narrated.

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He continued: “Mallam Nuraddeen is presently stable after spending 2 months on admission at Dala Orthopaedic Hospital Kano.

“The NYSC management had settled all his medical bills. He had since been posted to Government Secondary School, Gwarzo for his primary assignment.

“In order to give this patriotic young man, the hope of life, the Director-General, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim made adequate arrangements to replace the two limbs with artificial ones to the tune of N26 million in order to give him relief and succour,” the coordinator stated.

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He added that the replacement process is ongoing as the doctors had made steady progress for the completion of the implanting of the limbs.

Also speaking, father of the corps member, Dahiru Dalhatu, expressed happiness and gratitude for the gesture, saying: “my son is not lazy and wants to continue with his life struggles even with the loss of his limbs”.

“But now, with this succour, my son will be able to continue to run his normal life. I thank the Director-General. I am highly grateful to him and the Kano State NYSC Coordinator. Thank you very much,” he said.

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