The appointment of new members of the governing board for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was on Friday, May 21, approved by President Muhammadu Buhari as announced by the ministry of youth and sports development, Punch reports.
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Disclosing the president's approval of the appointment, the spokesman of the ministry on Friday, noted that the new appointees will occupy their various offices for a period of three years, Channels TV also reported.
The names of new members are as follows:
1. Ambassador Fatima Balla Abubakar as chairman.
2. Prince Oyekunle Oyewunmi
3. Binta Muaza
4. Yusut Umar Nalado
5. Major-General B.O. Sawyerr, representative of the Chief of Army Staff
6. Commissioner of Police Ede Ayuba, representing the Inspector General of Police
7. Architect Sani Aliyu, representing the committee of rectors of polytechnics
8. Professor Sulyman A. Abdulkareem, representing the committee of vice-chancellors.
Meanwhile, not less than eight foreign universities in the Republic of Benin, Niger, and Cameroon had been banned by the NYSC from taking part in the 2021 Batch A orientation course.
Most of these schools, otherwise called Cotonou universities, award degrees a few months after matriculation.
Although the NYSC leadership did not state the reason for this drastic decision in its circular (dated Friday, March 5) to state/FCT coordinators, it informed all D&R and foreign-trained verification officers in states to take note.
In another post, Legit.ng reported that corp members posted to the Bayelsa orientation camp in the country were not having the best of experience.
In a recent video shared by @gossipboyz1 on Instagram, an unidentified corp member - in the company of his colleagues - lamented the poor state of their orientation camp.
He hammered on the fact that the shabby-looking lodge exposed them to mosquitoes and wasn't properly ventilated. In the night video he released, it was observed that the roofing was scattered and had openings with some parts of it dragging on the floor.