NYSC DG Commends Retired Directors For Meritorious Service

NYSC DG Commends Retired Directors For Meritorious Service

By Joel Ajayi

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim has commended the retired Directors of the Scheme for their selfless and meritorious service to the Scheme and the nation at large.

He said their mentorship while in service has produced millions of youths who are now responsible adults in different vocations.

He stated this in Abuja during a Send-forth Ceremony organized for NYSC Directors who retired between January 2020 and March 2022.

“On behalf of Management, Staff, and Corps Members nationwide, l wants to appreciate you, senior citizens, for your meritorious service to the NYSC in particular and the nation in general.

You have mentored millions of youths and l can assure you that we will forever be grateful for your mentorship and service”, General Ibrahim said. 

He urged the retired Directors not to be tired and advised that whenever the Scheme call on them, they should make themselves available with their wealth of experiences.

The Director-General said the Scheme is expecting the establishment of the NYSC Trust Fund, which bill has passed through the House of Representatives and when assented to by the President, their services would be needed.

During the ceremony, General Ibrahim also paid glowing tributes to a former Director of Finance and Accounts, Late Chief Dauda Daniel, who was represented by his son, Mr. Bubwo Dauda Daniel for his commendable service to the Scheme and the nation in general. 

The DG admonished the retired and serving NYSC Staff to be mindful of their health status at all times.

“Please ensure you take your medications seriously”, the DG advised. 

In her remarks, the Director, Human Resource Management, Hajiya Habiba Bappah said the Scheme decided to celebrate the retired Directors for their invaluable impact on the nation while in service.

She commended them for shaping the character of Nigerian youths who passed through the Scheme.

“It is certain that you will all be remembered for your positive contributions to the lives of young Nigerians who passed through the Scheme.

I wish to assure you that your labor will never be in vain as we shall continue to strive for the growth and development of the Scheme”, Bappah said.

In a vote of thanks on behalf of all the retired Directors, Mr. Anthony Achulike Ekeocha commended Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim for his passion and leadership style of administration which has taken the Scheme to a higher pedestal.

He lauded his magnanimity and welfare-oriented gesture of celebrating them.

A total of fourteen retired Directors were celebrated and presented with the Director-General’s plaque and gift at the event.

They are; Anthony Achulike Ekeocha, Dauda Daniel Dauda (late), Tobias Chidube Ibeh, Yusuf Steven Ehoda-Adi, Ann Ngozika Ibe, Ruth Bakka, Okpiroro Abada, Adeola James Afolayan, Teryima Manasseh Igyuse, Mkinebari Friday Adokor, Adenike Adeyemi, Olufunmilayo Akin-Moses, Solomon Nyifen Ishaku, and Hilary Agbomhire Nasamu.