Outgoing Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Johnson Olawunmi, has advised his successor to make corps members’ welfare top on his priority.
Brigadier General Olawunmi, who gave the advice at a hand over ceremony in Abuja also appealed for continuity in the NYSC Entrepreneurship Skills Centre.
He believes the centre and many other initiatives by the new Director-General of the NYSC would help provide better means livelihood for youths willing to serve their fatherland.
The new DG, Brigadier-General Sule Kazaure, was received by officials of the NYSC before he proceeded to the conference room to meet with members of staff of the NYSC and the outgoing Director-General.
Brigadier-General Sule Kazaure, promised to motivate staff in a transparent manner.
Statistics from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) shows that over 260,000 youth corps members are deployed for service across the country.
One challenge with the increased deployment is lack of finance. This and other issues have been identified as some of the things the new DG has to resolve in the days ahead.
The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has paid a visit to the family of the NYSC member believed to have been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Ahoada West Local Government Area Rivers State during the rerun elections in the state.
Brigadier General Johnson Olawunmi was at his hometown in Ila Local Government Area of Delta State accompanied by the state coordinator and a few serving corps members.
It was a sad atmosphere as the family of late Chukwudumebi received the DG and his train and with lots of regrets the family poured out their hearts on the demise of their loved one.
Addressing the relatives, the NYSC DG, Brigadier General Johnson Olawunmi said that Chukwudumebi Okonta’s death is a great loss, not only to his immediate family, but also to the NYSC and the entire nation.
He promised that investigations were on to unravel the mystery behind the death.
The NYSC boss promised to work with relevant agencies to ensure that the perpetrators of the heinous act are fished out and made to face the full wrath of the law.
The Corps member, Chukwudumebi Okonta was an orphan and also the eighth of nine children.