The Nigerian Defence Academy has praised Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), for his outstanding achievements in the scheme.
When the Director-General paid him a courtesy visit in his office on Monday, the Commandant of the Academy, Major General IM Yusuf, made the commendation.
Ibrahim was described as a source of pride for the Nigerian Armed Forces, with his achievements in NYSC consistent with the qualities of hard work, dedication, selflessness, and dynamism he demonstrated in previous appointments.
General Yusuf praised the Director-General for his contributions to the NDA’s success, particularly as Head of the History and War Studies Department and TETFUND Desk Officer.
“It was to his credit that NDA hosted a conference of the Historical Society of Nigeria for the first time,” he said, referring to Ibrahim’s pivotal role in securing accreditation for the History and War Studies Department’s courses.
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His accomplishments in NYSC, he said, were not unexpected given his previous record of excellence.
Ibrahim’s promotion to Major General was congratulated by the Commandant, who described it as well-deserved.
The Academy would continue to support the Scheme, particularly in the area of Corps Welfare, he said.
Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General, thanked the Commandant for his mentorship, describing him as a thoroughbred senior officer.
He expressed gratitude to NDA for its support of NYSC, especially as one of the largest Corps employers.
Ibrahim thanked the Commandant in particular for prioritizing the welfare of Corps members, including providing them with lodging and food while on transit.
He assured the Corps members that they would continue to give their all in the service of the country.
Meanwhile, the Director-General has praised Corps Members stationed at the Nigerian Defence Academy for acting as good ambassadors for the Scheme, urging them to keep up the pace of dedication and contribution to national development.
He advised them to pursue their dreams with zeal and to develop vocational and entrepreneurial skills.
The Director-General also urged Corps members to use social media only to promote national unity and development, rather than to promote hatred and ethnic jingoism.
He advised them to be cautious of strangers and avoid traveling at night.