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NYSC Will Tap on Corps Members’ Potentials For Socio-Economic Development- Brig. Gen. Ibrahim

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Joel Ajayi

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has said that NYSC Scheme would continue to tap the potentials of Corps Members and harness it for the socio-economic development of the country.

He stated this today at the Public Service Institute in Abuja while addressing NYSC staff before the commencement of the senior staff promotion examination.

In a press statement issued by the Press and Public Relations Adenike Adeyemi (Mrs) stated that, there was the need to consolidate on the relevance of the Scheme and also expand its frontiers for societal growth.

The Director-General further advised the candidates for the examination to perform their statutory responsibilities as NYSC officials in line with the Public Service Rules.

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu addressing NYSC officials before the commencement of the 2021 Senior Staff Promotion Examination held at the Public Service Institute in Abuja today

He urged them to set good examples for their Corps Members to emulate and avoid every unethical conduct that can spoil their reputation and tarnish the good image of NYSC Scheme.

“We must tap into the potentials of Corps Members because they have talents”.

“Desist from unethical practices and don’t get involved in  criminal conduct, because we will apply the rules on every infraction committed”, the DG added.

Ibrahim, who promised a robust Corps and Staff Welfare said the Scheme has improved its revenue generation drive through its online registration platforms,  NYSC Bakery, NYSC water factory and the garment factory.

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180 Golfers To Compete For N35 Million In Rowland Adewumi Golf Classic Tourney

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The lush greens of the IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja will soon be the battleground for an impressive array of golfing talent, as 180 golfers, both professional and amateur, compete for over N35 million in cash prizes and additional rewards.

This exciting event, known as the Rowland Adewumi Classic Tournament, is scheduled to take place from Thursday, June 13 to Saturday, June 15, 2024, in celebration of Rowland Adewumi’s 50th birthday.

The organizing committee, led by Chairman Akabom Enebong, has spared no effort in ensuring that the event will befit the legacy of the man it honors says the tournament is more than a mere competition; it is a homage to Rowland Adewumi, a figure whose influence on the sport in Nigeria has been profound. Known for his dedication to nurturing talent and promoting the game, Adewumi’s contributions have left an indelible mark on the golfing community.

Speaking to the media in Abuja, Enebong highlighted the meticulous preparations underway to guarantee a flawless event.

“This tournament is a tribute to Rowland Adewumi, whose influence has been pivotal in the development of golf in Nigeria,” Enebong remarked. “We have ensured that all arrangements are in place to guarantee a smooth and competitive event.”

The competition will feature approximately 80 professional golfers and 100 amateur golfers, all competing in a stroke play format over the club’s renowned 18-hole course. The tournament promises to be action-packed, with participants eager to showcase their skills and vie for top honors.

“The Rowland Adewumi Classic Tournament offers not just substantial cash prizes but also significant prestige. With over N35 million up for grabs, the stakes are high, and the competition is expected to be fierce. In addition to the cash rewards, there are numerous consolation prizes, ensuring that many participants will leave with recognition for their efforts”

“Interest in the event has been substantial, with top golfers from across the nation preparing to participate. This level of engagement underscores the tournament’s importance within the Nigerian golfing calendar and highlights the respect and admiration held for Adewumi within the golfing community”.

Enebong emphasized the broader significance of the tournament, noting that it serves as a platform for golfers to demonstrate their prowess and advance their careers. “Participants will leverage this tournament to showcase their worth,” he said. “It’s an opportunity for both emerging and established golfers to gain recognition and further their careers.”

The three-day event promises not just competitive golf but also a celebratory atmosphere, reflecting the joyous occasion of Adewumi’s 50th birthday. Spectators can expect a festive environment, with various activities and hospitality offerings enhancing the overall experience.

As the date approaches, anticipation builds for what is set to be one of the most memorable golf events of the year. The Rowland Adewumi Classic Tournament is poised to highlight the vibrant golfing talent in Nigeria, celebrate a beloved figure in the sport, and provide a thrilling spectacle for all involved.

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