New NYSC DG sets agenda for the scheme

The new director general of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has said part of his five-point agenda is to restructure NYSC in line with the NYSC Act.

Ibrahim sated this while officially taking over the mantle of leadership of the scheme Friday as the 18th director general.

Ibrahim said top on his agenda is utilising the potential of corps members and that he would continue to build on the successes and achievements of the former director general by continuing to pursue a technologically-driven organisation.

He promised to ensure the welfare and security of corps members and staff, adding that while in office, he would strengthen existing collaboration with stakeholders.

He said: “It is an honour and privilege that I stand before you here to express my sincere and profound gratitude to God for making today possible.

“My ardent appreciation goes to the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, Minister of Defence and Chief of Army Staff for finding me worthy to be appointed D-G of this scheme.

“The outgoing director general has done extremely well to have lifted the scheme to a higher level. I want to assure him that I will strive to sustain the achievements and take the scheme to another pedestal.

The former director general, in his handover address, thanked the management of the scheme, staff and the media for their cooperation, support and committment.

Kazaure urged the staff of the scheme to accord the new director general the same support and cooperation and assured that he would continue to remain loyal and committed to the service of the nation in his new posting.

He said “I thank his excellency, Mr President, for giving me the opportunity to serve the nation as NYSC director general.

“I also thank the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, the NYSC National Governing Board, stakeholders and the media for the support given to me in the discharge of my responsibilities.”

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