The new Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Sule Kazaure, on Monday formally assumed duty as the 17th head of the corps, promising to prioritize welfare of corps members and staff.
Speaking at the hand-over ceremony in Abuja, Mr. Kazaure, a brigadier-general, said he would ensure that the welfare of corps members and staff of the corps is improved upon for better service delivery.
He however acknowledged that the NYSC was facing a number of challenges, which could only be overcome through “unity of purpose”.
“I know that the tasks ahead are enormous and the road is rough, but with unity of purpose we will make progress,” he said.
Earlier, the immediate-past DG of NYSC, Johnson Olawumi, said the agitation for the upward review of the monthly allowance of corps members would soon be fruitful.
He explained that the leadership of the scheme had written a series of letters to the federal government on the matter, saying “there seems to be a ray of light at the end of tunnel.”
Mr. Olawumi urged staff to extend the cooperation he enjoyed during his stay to his successor in order to achieve desired result.
Mr. Olawumi, also a brigadier-general, took charge of the NYSC on January 6, 2014.
President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Mr. Kazaure as the new corps helmsman on April 11.