A new Director General of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) was last week appointed in the person of Brigadier-General Sule Kazaure as the 17th DG of the scheme.
Sule Zakari Kazaure’s appointment followed the appointment of the former NYSC DG, Brigadier-General Olawunmi, as acting commandant of the Nigerian Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering in a letter dated April 11, 2016.
The new Director General Brig-Gen. Sule Kazaure on Monday took over, promising to prioritize welfare of corps members and the staff. At the hand over ceremony in Abuja, Kazaure acknowledged that the tasks ahead are huge, but that with unity of purpose, they could overcome.
The past DG of NYSC, Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi who took over the NYSC leadership on 6 January 2014, urged staff to extend the cooperation he enjoyed during his stay in the scheme to the new DG to achieve the desired result.
Olawumi also mentioned that serving corps members’ agitation to have their monthly allowance would soon be yielding the desired result. He explained that the leadership of the scheme had written series of letter to the federal government to the effect, and that “there seems to be the ray of light at the end of tunnel”.
Sule Zakari Kazaure born 5 February, 1964 in Kazaure, Jigawa State holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and an M.Sc in Analytical Chemistry with a specialty in Analytical Chemistry and Pure and Applied Chemistry.
In the April 11 letter bearing Olawumi’s posting to head the Nigerian Army School as acting commandant, were also postings for other army officers which seems like a major shake up.
Major-General H. Umaru was appointed the Chief of Training and Operations at the Army Headquarters. Major- General L.E. Irabor, was directed to remain as commander Operation Lafia Dole, while Brigadier-General J.E. Ejeh was made the commander, 81, Division Garrisson, K.O. Oburo, PSO, logistics office of the Chief of Army Staff, M.O. Jimoh, commander, headquarters 31, Brigade, M. J. Abel, commandant, general workshop, Y.P. Auta, commander, 81, Brigade, H.I. Bature, DD, plans, Army Headquarters, and I. A. Quadri, PSO, combat arms, office of the COAS, among other appointments.