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NYSC DG Charges Inspectorate Staff On Diligence, Effectiveness



By Joel Ajayi
The Director General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim has charged the Scheme’s inspectorate staff to discharge their duties diligently and effectively, to bring about more productivity that propel more growth and development.

He equally urged them to shun acts that is capable of bringing the scheme into disrepute.

Major General Ibrahim gave this charge on Tuesday, in Abuja, during the NYSC  Inspectors Development Programme (IDP) saying that, it’s expected of them to make use of the workshop to equip themselves with necessary knowledge for the security and welfare of the corps members.
The workshop has its theme: “Optimising the ideals  of the scheme in the present realities; The role of NYSC inspector.”

The DG, who was represented by the Director of Planning, Research and Statistics, Ahmed Wada Ikaka said that the Inspectors have a lot of responsibilities rest on their shoulders to provide leadership and guide for Corps members for the successful implementation of these initiatives.

According to him, the IDP training programme has over the years enriched the quality of the NYSC Inspectors, and contributed in no small measure towards enhancing their overall performance as field officers.

“As foot soldiers of the Scheme, the information garnered at this training is expected to equip you and align all your activities with the purpose-driven reforms and development agenda of the Management”.

He urged the participants to leverage on this  opportunity to acquaint themselves with the tenets of the IDP and enhance their work ethics. 

The DG, however, commended the corps welfare and health services department for the competent handling of the Corps welfare and other related matters.
Speaking on insecurity, DG said the management is intensifying effort with relevant security agencies and other critical stakeholders to ensure security of Corp members are guaranteed.

On his own, the Director, Corps Welfare and Health Service of the Scheme, Mr Benjamin Omotade said the training will assist the field officers in the course of discharging their duties effectively.
According to him, this training provides the opportunity to be exposed to the operations and implementation of the Scheme’s policies at the grass root, especially as it concerns the day to day dealings with welfare, security, and more recently.

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FIBA, Kida Threatens Nigeria with Basketball Ban



… wants to force Nigeria into participation

World basketball body, FIBA has issued Nigeria an ultimatum to suspend its International withdrawal or risk getting additional years of wilderness.

Engr. Musa Kida is in the circle of events as a recipient, as the country sits out of international basketball as put out by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The Government had called for Nigeria’s withdrawal as a result of in-fightings amongst stakeholders, lack of a functional league and a stall in the growth of the game at home. It said this measure will allow the country take a deep breathe, reconcile grey areas, re-strategize and get better as a basketball nation, instead of the cosmetic outward appearance of beauty but inner state of rancour and disunity.

In reaction, sources postulated “Nigeria is a sovereign nation and will not be blackmailed carelessly. Nigeria bigger than kidda and his cohorts”.

“Moreso, it’s understood that FIBA allegedly wrote Kida alone. The body has not written the Federal Government.

The Ministry has received no communication to that effect. Kida is not the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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