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
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
Ibrahim said he would ensure the welfare and
security of corps members and staff, adding that while in office, he
would strengthen existing collaboration with stakeholders.
The new NYSC chief assured that he would restructure NYSC ventures, in line with the NYSC Act.
Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, Minister of Defence and
Chief of Army Staff for finding me worthy to be appointed D-G of this
“The outgoing director general 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 achievements and take the scheme to another
The new director general urged staff to remain
committed to work, shun malpractice, corruption and ensure teamwork and
fairness in all activities.
The former director general, in his
handover address, thanked the management of the scheme, staff and the
media for their cooperation, support, and committment.
urged the staff of the scheme to accord the new director general the
same support and cooperation and assured that he would continue to
remain loyal and committed to the service of the nation in his new
He said “I thank his Excellency, Mr. President, for giving me the opportunity to serve the nation as NYSC director general.
also thank the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon
Dalung, the NYSC National Governing Board, stakeholders, and the media
for the support given to me in the discharge of my responsibilities.”
was appointed director general of the NYSC on April 18, 2016, and
served as the 17th D-G of the scheme until his redeployment to the
Nigerian Army Resource Centre on April 26, 2019.
Until his appointment, Ibrahim, the new NYSC boss was the Registrar, Nigerian Army University, Biu in Borno.
hails from Nasarawa State and has a Bachelor and Masters Degree in
History from the University of Jos, with a PGDE from Tai Solarin
University of Education and Ph.D. in History from the University of
The new NYSC director general served in various military postings around the country, attended a series of courses
his commissioning into the army and is a member of various professional
organizations including the Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN).
received various military decorations including the Distinguished
Service Star in 2018 and a recipient of series of awards including
promotion from Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor at Nigeria Defence
The new D-G is married with children.