General Shu'aibu Ibrahim has redefined NYSC, says Governor Abdullahi Sule


The Governor of  Nasarawa State Engineer Abdullahi Sule has described the recently  promoted  Director General of the National  Youth Service Corps Major General Shu'aibu Ibrahim as a worthy ambassador of  Nasarawa people for his strategic role in redefining the operations of the NYSC Scheme as a catalyst of development.

He said his achievements were testified by the Founding father of the NYSC General Yakubu Gowon and many State Governors who appreciated his impactful leadership in reinventing the NYSC and making it more relevant.

Engineer  Sule who was a Special Guest of Honour during the GRAND reception organised in honour of the NYSC DG for his elevation to the rank of a Major General in the  Nigerian  Army.

The Governor who paid glowing tribute to General  Shu'aibu, admitted that the  DG  worked hard to deserve his elevation especially in the area of empowering corps members through Skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development,  reinvigoration of NYSC ventures and ensuring provision of a comprehensive documentation of NYSC activities and interventions in national development agenda.

"I'm a proud Governor  because every state you go, the Governor will speak eloquently about the way you have redefined the Youth Service Corps in his state. You came , you saw and you have redefined the NYSC through many interventions which you mostly created " the Governor stated.

Speaking further,  Governor Sule commended the new policy drive of the NYSC aimed at empowering corps members through 

acquisition of skills for self-employment which he said is the best option out of the problem of unemployment for our teeming graduate youths .

In their separate goodwill messages, the Emir of Keffi Dr. Shehu Chindo Yamusa and House of Representatives member representing Nasarawa Toto Federal Constituency in Nasarawa State, Honourable Ari Mohammed Abdulmumini expressed delight at the  unprecedented achievements recorded by General Shu'aibu which earned him successive promotions up to Major General especially his numerous accomplishments in the NYSC Scheme. They both said Nasarawa state people are proud to be associated with his uncommon achievements and wish him more success in future.

The Hoourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, represented by his Permanent Secretary  Alh Isma'ila Abubakar commended the Director General for providing the  required leadership which motivated staff to support him in achieving the successess recorded. He urged him not to relent in his efforts to  further elevate the NYSC Sheme to greater heights.

In her remarks on behalf of NYSC Staff and Corps members nationwide,  the Director,  Informstion and Communication Technology, (ICT) Mrs Christy Uba enumerated the achievements of General  Shu'aibu to include among others; optimum utilisation of the potentials of corps members, reinvigoration of NYSC Ventures and Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship (SAED) programme, enforcement of a credible mobilization  process, documentation of NYSC activities , enhancement of  staff and Corps welfare, provision of ICT Centre, proposed NYSC Radio among others.

In his response, General  Shu'aibu thanked God for His  grace in his successive elevation in the Military and appreciated the Governor of Nasarawa State, Community Leaders, Staff and Corps members for the uncommon honour.

The NYSC Director General expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for finding him worthy to be so appointed as the Chief Executive of  the NYSC Scheme. He further stated that his principles in life is targeted towards touching lives and pledges to devote his life in furtherance of this philosophy.

"All I have achieved in  life was as a result of prayers of those I have come across in the  course of my life", he stated.

The  Director General commended various stakeholders of the Scheme for their support and called on them to sustain their advocacy for the success of the proposed NYSC Trust Fund which aims at empowering youth Corps members and addressing infrastructural challenge of the Scheme

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