Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-general (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), had said that he “prefers to die than to lose a member of the scheme. ”
The NYSC DG said this during a visit to the staff and corps members at the NYSC zonal office in Akure, Ondo state on Wednesday.
Shuaibu tasked corps members to be security conscious and remain very observant of the things happening around them.
He also advised the corps members not to neglect entrepreneurial programmes put in place by the scheme.
Ibrahim said he is “very passionate about the scheme and my corps members.”
“I will prefer to die than losing a corps member. Keep yourself abreast of what is happening in your country, and make a difference as a corps member.”
“I want to rejig our skills acquisition programme. If you take it seriously, we have partners that are ready to lend you money. I am very passionate about the scheme and my corps members.
“I came for a youth programme, so I decided to visit you my ‘children’. What will you be remembered for when you leave this place? Try as much as possible to keep your records clean.”
The army had announced Ibrahim as the new NYSC DG, causing quite a stir among members of the public — Which according to them should be done by the president as he is the only one that reserves such powers.
However, the army informed the public that President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment.