The management of National Youth Service Corps under the leadership of the 18th Director General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has taken the bold step to enlighten the public on the need to strictly abide by the Act that guides the Scheme’s operations.
Speaking at a sensitization workshop held at Rockview Hotel (Royale), Wuse Zone II, Abuja on Wednesday, Chairman of the occasion, former Head of State and founding father of NYSC, General (Dr.) Yakubu Gowon applauded successive administrators for keeping faith with the Scheme’s laudable objectives.
General Gowon who was represented by the first Director General of NYSC, Colonel Ahmadu Ali stressed that the monumental contributions of the Scheme to the promotion of National unity, integration and development cannot be over emphasized, hence the need to make it more visible even beyond the shores of the country by posting Corps members to other African countries.
He equally stated that meeting Corps members across the country serving with zeal and zest gladdens his heart, and implored present managers to sustain the tempo.
Also speaking, the Director General Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim said the workshop became necessary to educate Nigerians on the various sections of the NYSC Act, with a view to curtailing its violation by all stakeholders.
He went further and restated his commitment to ensuring that NYSC maintains its lead in harnessing the potentials of young Nigerian graduates for nation building.
Guest lecturer Professor … and discussants led by the Vice Chancellor of Bunue State University, Makurdi, Professor Msugh Moses Kembe, as well as commentators at the august gathering saluted the Director General of NYSC and his management team for organizing the workshop, describing it as long overdue.
Speaker after speaker called for review of the NYSC Act to address current realities and the challenges facing the operations of the Scheme, which they described is one strong fabric that has kept Nigeria firmly united since its inception on 22nd May, 1973.