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NYSC DG inaugurates Think Tank Committee On Policy Thrust

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Joel Ajayi


The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General YD Ahmed has promised his readiness to take the Scheme to enviable heights with innovations.


He reiterated this on Wednesday while inaugurating a 13-man think tank committee that would drive the actualisation of his 5-point policy thrust.


Ahmed charged Members of the committee to work in conjunction with all the departments at the National Directorate Headquarters, Abuja, the NYSC Area Offices  and other structures of the Scheme and also liaise with various NYSC stakeholders towards actualization of the policy thrust mandate.


He encouraged them to be diligent in their new assignment, adding that they were selected on merit.


According to him, I expect you to review the previous achievements and  challenges of the Scheme and come up modalities to improve on them”, he said.


The focal points of the Director General’s policy thrust include; “Improving security, welfare of Corps Members and Staff to engender optimal service delivery to the nation. Providing enabling environment for research and development for the advancement of the Scheme.
Strengthening stakeholders’ engagement for the promotion of the frontiers of the Scheme.


Others include enhancement of capacity building to stimulate efficiency and higher corporate performance, and deepening the impact of the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme.


The Committee Chairman, Mr Omotade Ayodele, who is also the Director, Corps Welfare and Health Services in his response promised that the committee would do everything possible to achieve the Director General’s policy thrust.

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Fish Programme Estate To Be Ready For Commissioning As FGSHLB Affirms Completion Of 116 Housing Units

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The Executive Secretary of the Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board (FGSHLB), Mr. Ibrahim Mairiga has announced that the 116 housing units of two-bedroom bungalows at FISH Programme Estate in Gwagwalada are almost complete and will be ready for commissioning

The ES stated this in the course of a site inspection of the Estate by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, on Thursday, April 18, 2024. Mr. Mairiga confirmed that all necessary arrangements are being put in place in preparation for the commissioning. He assured that any remaining issues will be resolved before the proposed date.

Dr. Yemi-Esan, impressed by the progress, commended the FGSHLB for the development of the estate. She reiterated that the FISH Estate is specifically designed for core civil servants and expressed her intention to make the commissioning a highlight of this Year’s 2024 Civil Service Week in June 2024.

The HoSF also urged the Federal Ministries of Works, Power, and Water Resources to expedite action on their provision for internal roads, electricity, and water networks to meet the proposed commissioning date to ensure that the successful off-takers enter their houses without hassle.

The HoSF was conducted around the estate by the Executive Secretary of the Board and was accompanied by the Permanent Secretaries for Power (Mr. Mahmuda Mamman), Water Resources (Mr. Shehu Aliyu Shinkafi) and Works (Dr. Yakubu Kofar-Mata).

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