BY ABDULLAHI KANO in Kano•
The Director General, National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), Shuaibu Ibrahim has donated prosthetic limbs, worth N26 million to Nuraddeen Tahir, a corp member serving in Kano State who had lost his both hands as a result of accident.
It could be recalled that the corp member, who already had his left hand amputated when he was 12 years old, had also lost the other one in an accident on his way to report to his place of primary assignment in Taraba State where he attended orientation course in 2019 batch B, Stream l.
Speaking to journalists when he led the officials of the NYSC to visit the corp member at his family house in Kofar Arewa, Gwarzo Local Government area of Kano State, the state coordinator, Ladan Baba, said the DG has made adequate arrangements to replace the two hands with artificial ones.
He said the Director General was so concerned about the plight of Tahir, adding that the patriotic gesture of the Corp member was what prompted the DG to offer him the lifetime succour.
Ladan baba explained that Tahir was stable after spending over two months on admission at Dala Orthopaedic Hospital in Kano, saying NYSC had settled all his medical bills and had since been posted to teach in a secondary school in his hometown.
He added that the replacement process is ongoing, as the doctors had made steady progress for completion of the implanting of the limbs.
In his remarks, the doctor who would administer the implant, Dr Rufus Arumugam said they had already placed the order for the artificial limbs in Scotland, adding that they would be delivered in 45 days time.
Arumugam maintained that the prosthetic limbs, which would be built using bionic technology, would enable the patient to move his hands normal.
He said the limbs come with a remote control, which would be used to move the hands based on the action the patient wants to perform.
Earlier, the father of the corp member, Alhaji Dahiru Dalhatu, expressed happiness and gratitude for the gesture, saying his son was not lazy and wants to continue with his life struggles even with the loss of his limbs.