Buhari Appoints New Director-General for NYSC


Buhari Appoints New Director-General for NYSC

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Brig. Gen. Yusha’u Dogara Ahmed as the new Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

Ahmed, took over from the acting director-general, Christy Uba, at a handover ceremony in Abuja.

In his speech, Ahmed vowed to take the Scheme to greater heights and sustain it.

He said: “I assure you that I will not only sustain the high tempo but collectively, we will take the Scheme to greater heights.

“This administration will be open and pay special attention to strategies that will bring the desired improvement in the general operations of the Scheme.”

To this end, he unveil a 5-point policy thrust that will drive his administration.

He listed them as, “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.”

He, however, urged the staff of the scheme to work with him to move the scheme forward so as to achieve a lot.