History was made earlier today, Monday, 18th April, 2016, as Brigadier – General Sule Zakari Kazaure assumes office as the 17th Director-Genera
Remember we reported his appointment last weekend.
New DG Brig Gen SZ Kazaure has arrived NYSC HQ. Hand-over ceremony follows shortly. pic.twitter.com/pGGTaxxrlY
— NYSC HQ Nigeria (@nysc_ng) April 18, 2016
The new DG, who thanked the Almighty Allah for his grace, the President and Commander-in-Ch
General Kazaure therefore solicited for the support of the entire staff of the scheme as he promised to give staff and corps welfare priority during his tenure of office.
While thanking President Buhari for considering him worthy of the appointment, he noted that he is aware of the daunting challenges and the bumpy road to success but expressed optimism that with maximum cooperation, the task would be achieved. He pledged to make corps members’ and staff welfare his priority.
‘I want to thank you for the support and unalloyed loyalty you gave to the outgoing DG. I am soliciting for more support to consolidate on the success and achievements made towards moving the scheme to greater heights. I know that the task ahead is enormous and the road looks rough, but with unity of purpose, cooperation and support of all we will make progress. Therefore I urge all to be proactive, positive and be optimistic in all our dealings so that our efforts will give us the desired success of the scheme in line with the vision of the present administration’
‘On my part, I understand the importance of a motivated workforce, therefore I will endeavor to give staff and corps members’ welfare a priority and in doing so, I will be fair and transparent in my administration in order to enable us succeed’, Kazaure said.
Earlier in his farewell address before the symbolic handing over of the flag, the immediate past Director-Genera
‘NYSC staff are industrious, competent and committed. Your unalloyed loyalty, support and general work ethics attest to this fact. I could not have achieved much without your loyalty and support, therefore, I thank you all immensely and pray that the Almighty God will sustain you and be with your families at every point of their needs’.
‘I crave your indulgence to support the new Director-Genera
Olawumi however lamented his administration’
He also hinted that his challenges while in office include the increasing corps population with lean financial resources but added that efforts were in gear to increase corps members allowances.
The erstwhile NYSC boss urged the new NYSC helmsman to prioritize staff and corps members’ welfare during and after orientation camps in order to boost their morale for optimal productivity.
In his vote of thanks, the Director Human Resource Management, Chief Anthony Ani, expressed appreciation to the President for appointing an Officer of General Kazaure’s calibre as the Director-Genera
The event was witnessed by Management staff at the National Directorate Headquarters as well as all the NYSC State and FCT Coordinators.