- The Senate committee on youths and sports have been directed to investigate the recent appointment of Major General Ibrahim Shuaibu as the director general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)
- The directive follows a motion sponsored by Senator Dino Melaye on Tuesday, April 30
- Melaye said Ibrahim's appointment contravenes section 5 of the NYSC Act
The Nigerian Senate has said it will commence investigation into the recent appointment of Major General Ibrahim Shuaibu as the director general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
The Senate committee on youths and sports has been directed to probes the alleged illegality surrounding Ibrahim's appointment.
The Cable reports that the senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye, had sponsored a motion querying the illegality of Ibrahim's appointment.
Melaye while raising issues on the matter on the floor of the senate on Tuesday, April 30, said Ibrahim's appointment contravenes section 5 of the NYSC act.
He also said that it is only the president of the country who has the authority to make such an appointment.
“There has been an infraction perpetrated by the Chief of Army staff in appointing a new director-general for the NYSC.
“According to section 5 of the NYSC act, a director-general is to be appointed by the president. The chief of army staff through signal removed the DG of NYSC and through signal appointed his replacement.
“The act gave authority to the president. Previous director-generals were appointed by the president. We are not in a banana republic. NYSC is not a formation of the Nigerian Army but on the enactment of the national assembly," Melaye said.
In his objection, the deputy chief whip, Francis Alimikhena, said the chief of army staff also has the right to appoint anyone to that position.
“The chief of army staff has the right to post any member to any position. He had the right,” Alimikhena said.
Follwoing the argument, the Senate President Bukola Saraki assured that the 8th senate would work with the recommendation of the committee once submitted.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the NYSC had approved the redeployment of Major General SZ Kazaure to the Army Resource Centre, Abuja by the Nigerian Army.
The Army spokesperson, Colonel Sagir Musa, said the appointment takes immediate effect as Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim take over from Kazure.
The redeployment of the NYSC Dg followed a Nigerian Army's approved postings and appointments of some of its senior officers.
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