Brigadier General Shuiabu Ibrahim, new Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has called on the staff to shun corrupt activities and malpractices.
The new DG gave the urge yesterday in Abuja during his official taking over from the immediate past DG of the youth scheme, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazure, at the NYSC headquarters, promising to make corp members, staff welfare and security his top priority.
Brigadier General Ibrahim, who was of immense joy and gratitude to God and President Buhari for the opportunity to serve Nigeria, promised a cordial working relationship, open door policies and listening ear.
“My sincere and profound gratitude go to first and foremost, the Almighty God for making today possible. My ardent appreciation goes to the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari; Minister of Defence and Chief of Army Staff for finding me worthy to be appointed DG of this great scheme.
“I cannot thank the outgoing DG enough. He has done extremely well to have lifted the scheme to a higher level. I want to assure him that I will strive to sustain the tremendous achievement and take the scheme to another pedestal.
“My vision will be to sustain effective utilization of the potentials of the corps members, pursue a technologically driven organization, improve on the welfare of both corps’ members and the staff, as well as their security, strengthen the existing collaborations with stakeholders, and rearrange the NYSC ventures in line with the NYSC Act.
“To whom much is given, much is expected, I would want to urge the staff to be committed to work, shun malpractices and corruption. Team work and fairness to all will be my watchword,” the new DG stated.
The new Director General of NYSC is from Nasarawa Local Government area of Nasarawa state.