President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly approved the removal and immediate replacement of the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier-General Mohammed Fadah.
The NYSC spokesman, Eddy Megwa, who confirmed the development on Thursday night, November 17, 2022, stated that an official statement would be issued today, Friday, November 18, 2022.
Fadah’s removal comes only six months after his appointment as the NYSC boss in May 2022.
Brig Gen MK Fadah had formally assumed office as the 19th NYSC DG on Wednesday, May 18, this year after his appointment as replacement for his predecessor, Major Ibrahim Shuaibu.
On arrival, Brig-Gen Fadah had unveiled his policy thrust, anchoring them on improvement of the security and general welfare of corps members; enhancement of staff welfare, industrial harmony and human capacity development for higher productivity;
Others are improving the gains of the NYSC Ventures and the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) Programme; sustaining the digitization of the operations of the scheme for enhanced efficiency, and deepening the impact of NYSC on rural development through the Community Development Service.
Though reasons for his removal is still sketchy, sources at both the scheme and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, hinged it on gross incompetence.
Speaking to Daily Sun, a source at NYSC described the sack as the best thing to happen to NYSC, lamenting that his headship of the scheme holds the worst recorded ever.
“How will you justify a situation where a whole DG will sit down on the bare floor inside the elevator with his uniform.
He would move around the office complex in slippers. The most painful of all was what has become a habit of sleeping inside the Mosque in his uniform.
He reduced the scheme to mockery stuff and helplessly watched it to continue going down in free fall. It was confirmation the position is apparently bigger than him. He is not just competent enough to head the scheme,” our source revealed.
Meanwhile, the removed NYSC DG has been asked to hand over to the most senior civil servant in the organisation, who is to act as DG in the interim pending the appointment of a substantive DG.