The founder of National Youth Service Corps, General Yakubu Gowon has commended the management of National Youth Service Corps for mentoring graduate youths towards becoming responsible leaders in the society.
He said the NYSC Scheme has instilled the spirit of selfless service into many Corps Members across the country. General Gowon gave this commendation when the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim visited him in his
office in Abuja. While congratulating the DG on his appointment, the former Head
of State expressed his delight that the NYSC Scheme has clocked forty-six years.
He congratulated the Corps Members on their selfless services to the country through the NYSC, which has given them the opportunity of loving the diverse cultures that made up Nigeria. “NYSC is a scheme that brings our youths to love their country. l am delighted that the Scheme is 46 and still going strong”, General Gowon said. Speaking further, Gowon also commended the Federal Government for granting automatic employment to 168 NYSC members
President’s Honours Award recipients with scholarship package. He lauded the involvement of NYSC in the 2019 general elections while he urged the staff to work towards sustaining the Scheme. The NYSC founding father also appealed to State Governments in the provision maintenance of facilities at NYSC Orientation Camps.
Earlier, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim said he decided to pay homage to the elder stateman. He stated that many Nigerians are not conversant with the NYSC Act which is the guiding principle of NYSC. The Director-General sought support from General Yakubu Gowon in order to take the Scheme to enviable heights.