By Adejumoke Alebiosu
Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, has been conferred with “Africa Meritorious Service Award” by the International Free Media Organization for his exemplary leadership and good conduct which resulted in many positive changes in the NYSC.
Mr A O Malik, Chairman, Board of Trustees of the organization, who led a delegation of the Award Selection Committee to the NYSC Headquarters recently said the DG has achieved extraordinary feats due to his uncommon commitment to improving the lives of Corps Members and staff.
He further revealed that the committee conducted a thorough research and followed the antecedents of the General Ibrahim upon his assumption of duty as the 18th Chief Executive of the NYSC.
‘Your nomination of this award, Africa Meritorious Service Award for good conduct is as a result of extra-ordinary feats, courage, exemplary leadership, loyalty, uncommon commitment and valor towards improving the life of Corps Members, staff welfare and positive antecedents,’.
These are visible in areas of capacity building, initiating novel and bold strands of activities in selfless service to humanity coupled with taking actions that inspired positive change,’ Malik said.
Responding after receiving the award, the Director-General said he was humbled by the recognition which testified to the fact that the Organization conducted a thorough background checks on him.
‘You have really researched on whom I am and what you said is a replica of exactly the person of DG NYSC.’ He stated.
Speaking further, General Shuaibu revealed his motivation in bringing positive change wherever he goes.
‘When I took over as DG NYSC, I told my staff that in all we do, we should know that there is death and once an opportunity comes to you, it is a privilege from the Almighty Allah, and you think of what you can leave behind before you go,’ he said.
While commending NYSC Staff for their unalloyed loyalty and commitment to duty, the DG said all his achievements were recorded due to the tremendous support of staff and their proactive work ethics.
‘As every day breaks, I see my administration running down, I want to see in everyday of my life in the Scheme what I can put on the table’ he pledged.