The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim has been conferred with the most distinguished Fellow of the 2021/22 Hall of Fame of the Chartered Institute of Public Resources Management and Politics, Ghana.
The conferment was performed at the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters, Abuja, by the Executive Director, West African Region of the Institute, Dr Richards Kpoku, assisted by the Executive Director, Corporate Strategy and International Training, Alhaji (Engr) Abdul-Azeez Salawu and the Head of Administration and Correspondence, Nigeria Office, Lanre Sadiq.
The scheme disclosed this in a statement signed by Mr Eddy Megwathe Director, Press and Public Relations.
Kpoku said the institute decided to honour the Director-General for his exceptional sterling and leadership qualities, giant strides and outstanding achievements since he assumed duty as NYSC helmsman.
He said NYSC has made a great impact under the Director-General and has become a global brand as a result of his excellent leadership.
“You have brought great patriotism into the Scheme and made it a force to reckon with in the global space.A renowned public service administrator, professional security and defence strategist, academic and renowned author”.
The Executive Director also commended the Director-General for his incorruptible statesmanship, which he said made him qualified for the institute’s Chartered Fellow of the 2022 Hall of Fame.
The NYSC Director-General said the scheme has been fostering national unity and integration since inception and will continue to do so.
” While at the Orientation Camp, Corp members are exposed to the rudiments of leadership, discipline, Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development training, among others that would prepare them for leadership roles.”
” Corps Members have been adding values to their host communities across the country.During the COVID-19 pandemic, they produced sanitisers, disinfectant soaps, facemasks, and other innovations to combat the disease.
They also provided free online coaching for graduating students in secondary schools”.
General Ibrahim stated further that other African countries like the Gambia are making efforts to set up similar youth organisations like NYSC in their countries.
He said the NYSC would inaugurate its radio and television stations in two days to boost the publicity drive of the Scheme.
The Director-General also noted that Corps Members have been contributing immensely to the growth of both the public and private sectors.
He said the Scheme is canvassing public support for the establishment of the NYSC Trust Fund, adding that “it will enable the Corps Members to have access to start-up capitals as they exit the Scheme to establish their businesses based on the skills they acquired through NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme”.
He added that the multiplier effect would reduce unemployment, and crime rates and provide more job opportunities for the youths.
The DG also said the NYSC ventures have been contributing to the Federation Account and also serving as a training ground for Corps Members.
The Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa in his vote of thanks appreciated the institute for finding NYSC worthy of the recognition.” The award and investiture will spur the DG to do more in the discharge of his assignments. He added “.