Group expresses confidence in NYSC DG
Good Governance Project in Nigeria has expressed confidence in the leadership of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) under Mrs. Christy Uba.
In a statement signed by Bala Mustapha, the youth-based civil society group said the acting Director-General has hit the ground running in less than one month of her appointment.
Mustapha said the removal of the ex-DG and the subsequent appointment of Mrs. Uba ushered in a new sense of optimism, belief and enthusiasm.
According to him, Uba has restored confidence in the scheme, carrying out her operations with dignity, integrity and diligence, noting that she has already outperformed her predecessor, touring the nation to motivate corps members and staff.
He described her visit to the family of the late Oluwole Adetiran, the composer of the NYSC anthem, as timely and an evidence of her compassion, empathy and kindness.
“Uba is a disciplined and transparent Nigerian, a great inspiration to the youths, and a thoroughbred administrator, who would stop at nothing to see the scheme back on track. In less than one month, she has revived the scheme, and all the innovative ideas that were once abandoned have been restored.
He said: “Nigerians have seen the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Department (SAED) programme of the NYSC being revitalised by the acting DG. No fewer than 100,000 youths are currently being trained and mentored yearly to acquire skills for self-reliance.
“We want to, therefore, pass a vote of confidence in Uba and urge the Federal Government to concretise her appointment.”