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NYSC DG, A Source Of Pride To Armed Forces – NDA Commandant

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The Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Major General IM Yusuf, has commended the NYSC Director-General, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim for his giant strides in the Scheme. 

He made the commendation yesterday when he played host to the Director-General, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.

 

NYSC DG Major General Shuaibu IbrahimInspecting the guard of honour at NDA Kaduna

Describing Ibrahim as a source of pride to the Nigerian Armed Forces, he remarked that his achievements in NYSC were consistent with the qualities of hard work, dedication, selflessness, and dynamism, which he demonstrated in his previous appointments. 

General Yusuf recalled the Director-General’s contributions to the success of the NDA, especially as Head of History and War Studies Department as well as TETFUND Desk Officer.

He noted Ibrahim’s leading roles in securing accreditation for courses of the History and War Studies Department, adding: “It was to his credit that NDA hosted a conference of the Historical Society of Nigeria for the first time,” he added.

He said his achievements in NYSC did not come as a surprise given his known standard of performance. 

The Commandant congratulated Ibrahim on his promotion to the rank of Major General, describing it as well deserved. 

He said the Academy would continue to support the Scheme, especially in the area of Corps Welfare. 

Earlier, the Director-General, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim, thanked the Commandant for the mentorship he enjoyed from him, describing him as a thoroughbred senior officer. 

He expressed appreciation of the support NDA had been extending to NYSC, especially as one of the largest Corps employers.

Ibrahim particularly thanked the Commandant for prioritizing the welfare of Corps members, including the provision of accommodation and feeding for them while on transit. 

He assured that the Corps Members would continue to put in their best in the service of the fatherland.

In another development, the Director-General has commended Corps Members serving at the Nigerian Defence Academy for being good ambassadors of the Scheme, urging them to sustain the tempo of dedication and contribution to national development. 

He advised them to be security-conscious and avoid night travel. 

The Director-General also enjoined the Corps Members to use the social media only for the promotion of national unity and development as against hatred and ethnic jingoism. 

He advised them to develop vocational and entrepreneurship skills and pursue their dreams with passion. 

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Kida Promises Brighter Future For Basketball

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As preparations for the eargely awaited elections into a new board of Nigeria Basketball Federation hots up, the outgoing president of the NBBF board, Engr. Ahmadu Musa Kida, has reiterated his unflinching desires to take the game to greater heights.

While speaking with journalists in Lagos, Kida stated that his love and passion for the game, and particularly, the desire to see its rapid development at the grassroots level are reasons behind his reelection bid.

” I’m seeking reelection as the president of NBBF because basketball in Nigeria is still a work in progress. I have so much believe in the potentials of the youths playing this game and their ability to rule the world,” he enthused.

” What the world have seen so far, are just glimpses and tips of the iceberg. I believe that with concerted efforts and dedication to the game, the future of basketball in Nigeria is very bright,” he said.

It would be recalled that in his four years as the president of NBBF, Musa Kida facilitated the sponsorship of the division 1 and 2 basketball league by Total Oil. He also returned the NBBF Premier League after four years in the doldrums.

Kida was credited for his immense and selfless moral and financial support that ensured D’Tigress won the Afrobasketball championship three times in a roll; 2017, 2019 and 2021.

He also supported D’Tigers to become the first African national team to defeat the USA, in a basketball game.

Through his Ahmadu Musa Kida Foundation, he funded several grassroots basketball programmes across West Africa., particularly,  popularising the 3×3 games.  As well as, supporting grassroots basketball programmes in Rivers State, leading to their winning of gold medals in three National Sports Festival for both male and female.

He added conclusively, “Together, we can achieve more. Therefore, I remain committed to the development of the game in Nigeria. I want to reassure lovers of basketball of my selfless drives to secure a brighter future for the game in the country.” 

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