NYSC WITHDRAWS CORPERS POSTED TO AREAS AFFECTED BY BANDITRY

Enyioha Opara, Minna The National Youth Service Corps, on Thursday, said it had withdrawn corps members posted to areas affected by bandit attacks in Niger State. The state Coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs Funmilayo Ajayi, said this while briefing newsmen after the swearing-in ceremony of new corps members at the orientation camp in Paiko. Ajayi said, “We will not post corps members to these areas because we cannot afford to lose any of them. “Our eyes are on the corps members for the whole year; we are their parents and…

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KWARA NYSC CAMP NOT FIT FOR HUMAN HABITATION- ABDULRAZAQ

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has lamented the condition of the state’s orientation camp for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members, describing it as a “penitentiary…that is not fit for human living”. He said the administration would do something quickly to rehabilitate the camp, beginning with fixing the water and health facilities. “I apologise for the state of your living accommodation. After seeing them, it is like a penitentiary. It is not fit for human living,” AbdulRazaq said at the official opening and swearing in of the NYSC 2019…

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NYSC DG GIVES DETAILS ON NEW MINIMUM WAGE PAYMENT

Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Shuaibu Ibrahim, has said the scheme will communicate to corps members when the payment of N30,000 new allowance would take off. The DG stated this on Friday at a workshop/training on Freedom of Information Act for Desk Officers of the NYSC in Abuja. When he was asked when the payment of N30,000 allowance for corps members would take-off, the DG said: “They will be communicated accordingly, please.” The DG said the workshop is aimed at consolidating on the successes recorded by the scheme regarding the…

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STOP ENROLLING UNQUALIFIED STUDENTS WITH US, NUSC WARNS TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has warned tertiary institutions in the country against enrolling unqualified graduates in the scheme. The DG said the NYSC would blacklist any higher institution found to be involved in fraudulent mobilisation of unqualified graduates in order to serve as a deterrent to others. The NYSC is preparing to mobilise its Batch B prospective corps members by June amid reports from the Ministry of Finance that the monthly allowance paid to the members had been increased…

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250 DAYS AFTER, BUHARI REFUSES TO ACT ON MINISTER WHO BROKE THE LAW ABOUT NYSC

Today makes it 250 days since Nigeria’s Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, was busted for deliberately skipping the mandatory National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC), an offence punishable under the law with up to 12 months imprisonment. Section 2 (1) of the NYSC Act makes it compulsory for all Nigerians who earn degrees or higher national diplomas from tertiary institutions home and abroad (effective 1972/73 session) to participate in the scheme. Employers are mandated by law to request this certificate of national service as part of the conditions for hiring. Those…

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I WILL RATHER DIE THAN LOSE ONE CORPER, SAYS NEW NYSC DG

Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, the new Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, says he is ready to sacrifice his life to ensure that no corps member dies during the service year. Ibrahim said this on Wednesday during a visit to the staff and corps members at the NYSC Zonal Office in Akure. The DG, who said he was happy to be in the state, told corps members to keep themselves abreast of what was happening in their environment and be security conscious. Ibrahim urged the corps members to take…

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NEW NYSC G ASSUMES OFFICE, SEE HIS 5-POINT AGENDA TO IMPROVE THE SERVICE

Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, the newly appointed Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) officially assumed duty on Friday as the 18th director general, with a five-point agenda to improve the scheme. Ibrahim, while receiving the mantle of leadership from the former NYSC boss, Maj.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, at the NYSC Headquarters, Abuja, said top on his agenda is utilizing the potential of corps members. The new director general assured that he would continue to build on the successes and achievements of the former director general by continuing to pursue a technologically-driven…

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ILLEGAL APPOINTMENT OF NYSC DG, SENATE INVESTIGATES BURATAI

  The Senate, Wednesday directed its committee on Youth and sports to investigate the alleged illegal appointment of a new Director-General for the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC. It was also said that the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt.Gen. Tukur Buratai unilaterally made the alleged unconstitutional but controversial appointment. This development was sequel to an adopted order 42 and 52 Senate rule moved by Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West. Melaye in presenting his motion said it was unconstitutional for Buratai to have made the said appointment as it…

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MEET THE NEW NYSC DG, SEE PIX

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukuru Buratai has approved the appointment of the pioneer Registrar Nigerian Army University Biu, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim as the new Director General National Youths Service Corps (NYSC). Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim replaces Major General Suleiman Kazaure who was on the saddle since April 18, 2016 as the NYSC Boss. Born on July 13, 1967, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, a graduate of University of Jos has attended Nigerian Army Education Corps (NAEC) Young Officers’ Course 1994, Infantry (INF) Young Officers Course 1996, Training Development…

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ARMY REDEPLOYS NYSC DG, APPOINTS BRIG. IBRAHIM TO REPLACE HIM

By Joseph Erunke ABUJA- A new shakeup announced by the Nigerian Army, Friday, affected the Director General, National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Major General Suleiman Kazaure, and seven other Brigadier-Generals. Kazaure Kazaure, according to a statement by the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, announcing the new postings and appointments, was appointed as Senior Resource Person at Army Resource Centre. The statement said Kazaure would be replaced by Brigadier General S Ibrahim from the Nigerian Army University Biu in Borno State. The statement read in full: “The…

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