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Days after sacking Fadah, Buhari appoints Christy Uba as NYSC acting Director General

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mrs Christy Uba as the Acting Director of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) pending the appointment of a substantive director by the government.

This is according to a statement signed by NYSC spokesperson, Eddy Megwa, on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

Recall that on November 18, 2022, Buhari sacked the Director-General of the scheme, Brigadier-General Mohammed Fadah.

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Fadah’s removal came only six months after he was appointed NYSC boss. His appointment came in May 2022.

At the time, he said his plans for the NYSC included “improvement of security and welfare of corps members; enhancement of staff welfare; and improving the gains of NYSC ventures”.

Other areas listed in his plans were “sustaining the digitisation of the operations of the scheme” and “deepening NYSC’s impact on rural development through community development service”.

The statement released on Tuesday confirming the appointment of Uba explained that Uba was asked to take over the scheme because she was the most senior official.

“Following the removal of Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah as Director General, National Youth Service Corps by President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, Mrs Christy Uba, Director, Information and Communications Technology, the most senior Director in the Scheme has taken over the leadership of the Corps in the capacity of Overseer, pending the appointment of a substantive Director General by Mr. President,” the statement stated.

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