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NYSC At 50: DG Seeks NITDA’s Support For New ICT Center



Joel Ajayi 

As the NYSC Scheme prepares for the 50th anniversary celebration of its establishment, the NYSC Director General, Brigadier General YD Ahmed has appealed for technical assistance and ICT equipment from the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) for a smooth take-off of the new ICT centre situated at NYSC National Directorate Headquarters in Maitama, Abuja.

General Ahmed stated this on Thursday when he led some management staff of the Scheme on a courtesy visit to the Director General of NITDA, Malam Kashifu A. Inuwa at his office in Abuja.

The DG thanked the agency for its support for the Scheme over the years, especially for training Corps Members on digital skills.
He equally appreciated NITDA for providing digital ICT centre for the NYSC Rivers State Secretariat which has been of immense support in the deployment of ICT services for the Scheme’s operations. 

“I want to assure NITDA that NYSC will continue to support the agency to fast track the set target of 95% goal of digital literacy by 2023”, Ahmed said.

In his response, the Director General of NITDA, Malam Kashifu A. Inuwa congratulated General Ahmed on his appointment as the NYSC helmsman.
He promised to collaborate with the NYSC to assist the Corps Members move the country forward through ICT related skills.

He added that NITDA would strengthen its collaboration with NYSC to enable Corps Members make Nigeria become a developed country.

“We have identified with you as a strategic partner and we are looking at how we can work together and strengthen this relationship.

Our team will visit the centre and see how we can assist you”, Inuwa said.
He added that the one year period of national service, if well utilized by the Corps Members have alot of benefits.
Inuwa stated further that the collaboration would add immense value to the Corps Members before the exit service and also benefit the Scheme through digital NYSC Certificate of National Service, artificial intelligence among others.

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North East Commission; Group Heads For Court Over Reappointment of Former MD. Mohamed Alkali



…. Exposed How Billion was looted

Crises situations in the North East, might assume another dimension, as the North East Commission statutory established to address humanitarian crisis and infrastructural deficit, as a result of insurgency , is embedded in management crises over the appointment of the management Director.

Just as the Reappointment of Mohammed Alkali Goni, after serving his five years as tenure in office as the managing Director has become a matter of litigations, allegations of mismanagement of resources in the Commission has emerged over the weekend in Abuja .

Addressing newsmen, in Abuja on Saturday, North East pressure Group, said that the appointment of management Staff of the Commission has been politicise to a level where every appointment zone to the North East has been taken over by Borno state

The Coordinator of the group , Dr. Haruna Garus Gololo, a political activist, who led the group in a terse press Statement said that the group will be left with no option than to approach the Court to seek redress , if the concerned authorities failed to address the rot in the Commission.

” We are constraint, to draw the attention of the President and Commander of the Armed Forces, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, to the abuse of the Act. establishing the North East Commission ( NEC), by his Vice president, Senator Kashim Shettima over the statutory appointment of the managing Director of the Commission “

” The Act . clearly defined the procedures and laid down rules on the appointment of the Managing Director upon the approval by the National Assembly, which stipulates five years tenure, it is this act that has been subjected to gross Constitutional abuse with the Reappointment of Alkali, after years in Office ” he said.

Dr. Gololo, also an All progressive Congress ( APC), Chieftain said that
” Since the inceptions of this administration, every Federal appointments meant for North East is being taken to Borno state with impunity .”

Continue, the one coordinator of the All progressive Congress (APC), pointed at the appointment of the Minister of Agriculture and the recent Reappointment of Mohammed Alkali Goni, for another five years as against the Constitutional provisions “

” There are about six states in the North East, Gombe , Bauchi, Yobe and Borno, but all the appointment have been to Borno”
He warned that” we have concluded our investigations using some auditors and discovered the billions of stolen in the Commission, rather than addressing the challenges in North East, the management has become part of the crises because of their desperation to cover up the monumental Corruption”

Gololo, accused the Vice president, Senator Kashim Shettima of the implications of supporting the Reappointment of Alkali, as this may further create another crises in the Commission.

” We are given the presidency only Seven days to reverse the Reappointment of Alkali, because it is the turn of Gombe state, we have competent people in Gombe and Bauchi “

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