Tue. Feb 27th, 2024

Gift Wada

The newly appointed Director-General, DG, of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Yusha’u Dogara Ahmed assumed office on Monday.

The new DG promised to take the Scheme to greater heights as he took over from the acting director-general, Christy Uba, at a handover ceremony held in Abuja.

Recall, Ahmed is taking charge of the Corps from Christy Uba who was made an overseer in November 2022 following the sack of the former DG, Brig.-Gen. Muhammad Fadah.

“This administration will be open and pay special attention to strategies that will bring the desired improvement in the general operations of the Scheme hence we unveil a 5-point policy thrust that will drive this administration.

“Improving security, welfare of Corps members and Staff to engender optimal service delivery to the nation; Providing enabling environment for Research and Development for the advancement of the Scheme; Strengthening stakeholders’ engagement for the promotion of the frontiers of the Scheme; Enhancement of capacity building to stimulate efficiency and higher corporate performance; and Deepening the impact of the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) Programme,” Ahmed explained.

He adjured staff of the scheme to cooperate with him to move the NYSC to higher levels of achievements.

Responding to the plea, Uba assured that the management team and the entire Staff will give the new director-general the necessary cooperation to enable him succeed.

“We are conscious of the tasking nature of the NYSC operations. However, our experiences, loyalty and love for the job will always be brought to bear in surmounting challenges as well as ensuring success in all undertakings,” she stated.

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