A Batch C corps member, Oyetunji Niyi-Isaiah, serving at the Federal Medical Centre, Bida, Niger State, has de-wormed 2,000 children in the area.
The corps member embarked on the project under the Community Development Service.
Niyi-Isaiah who spoke at the official flag-off ceremony of the programme at Sabon Gida Primary School, Bida, yesterday said he embarked on the project because of the dangers worms pose to children.
According to him, worms affect children’s health, potentially causing anaemia, malnourishment and impairment of mental and physical development.
“The primary goal of the programme is to kick worm out of the children especially under 5. De-worming children will remove plastic worm as a public health problem for children”.
In her remarks, the Bida Zonal Inspector of the NYSC, Ike Lydia, described the community development service as a call to national consciousness and socio-cultural regeneration.