The new Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-Gen. Sule Kazaure, on Monday, took over as the 17th DG of the scheme.
In his address during the handing over ceremony in Abuja, Kazaure, who admitted that the tasks ahead are huge, promised to be transparent and to prioritise the welfare of the workers and corps members.
He further promised that with unity of purpose, his administration would make progress.
He said, “I know that the tasks ahead are enormous and the road is rough, but with unity of purpose, we will make progress. Therefore, I urge all to be pro-active, positive and optimistic in all our dealings so that our individual effort will result into success in line with the vision of the present administration.
“On my part, I understand the importance of motivation for staff, I will endeavor to be fair, transparent in my administration to enable us succeed together.”
Speaking earlier, the immediate past DG, Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi said the agitation for increase in the monthly allowance of the 260,000 serving corps members would soon yield the desired result.
He further called on his successor to sustain the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme in order to reduce the rate of unemployment in the country.
“I want to call on my successor to please prioritise corps members’ welfare during the orientation camp and thereafter. In this regard, the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme needs to be sustained to reduce the tide of unemployment and promote self-reliance amongst corps graduates,” he stated.