The new Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Muhammad Fadah, on Wednesday, assumed office.
Fadah was appointed on Tuesday by President Muhammadu Buhari as the 19th DG of NYSC.
Fadah, while speaking at the formal handing/taking over ceremony from the outgoing Director-General, Maj.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, promised to sustain the vision of the founding fathers of the scheme.
The DG stated that national unity, peaceful cohesion and integration were the vision for which the scheme was created and that he would ensure that it was achieved to the letter.
He noted that the former DG created very huge shoes for him to fit in, adding that with the support of the management “I will fit them properly”.
Fadah said: “We will maintain all the completed projects and ensure the completion of ongoing ones to a logical conclusion.
“Please, let us work as one family. You have supported Gen. Ibrahim, extend that kind of support and advice to me.
“Because I need your cooperation for us to make progress and build on what he has done.”
Earlier in his handover speech, Ibrahim said he enjoyed the full support and cooperation of both staff and stakeholders of the organisation in his three years as the helmsman of the scheme.
He further expressed his appreciation to staff and management of the NYSC for the loyalty, commitment and passion they demonstrated to actualise his vision for the scheme.
Fadah, an indigene of Yobe State, attended Sugum Primary School and Government Science Secondary School, both in Yobe.
He also attended Kaduna Polytechnic where he obtained Higher National Diploma (HND), and the Lagos State University, where he obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management.
He also attended the University of Ilorin, where he obtained a Master of Arts in Peace and Strategic Studies.
The new NYSC boss is presently studying for his PhD in Security and Strategic Studies at the National Defence Academy.
He has also participated in various military courses from Young Officers’ Course on Intelligence to Comprehensive Protection of Civilian Leadership Course.