The newly promoted Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim has been conferred with the award of the Man of the Year due to his superlative performances in changing the face of the NYSC.
The award bestowed on him by the Centre for Social Justice Equity and Transparency, CESJET in Abuja is in recognition of his leadership roles in overcoming critical challenges in the country.
Shuaibu was eulogized for his interventions in the areas of Covid-19 emergency interventions and thinking outside the box towards fighting the pandemic in the country.
CESJET Executive Director, Isaac Ikpa in his address said in the course of the year, one agency stood tall in service delivery in Nigeria with credible innovations that positively impacted our collective resolve towards ensuring sustainable growth and development.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, please us to announce that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was one government agency whose activities contributed immensely to the growth and development of critical sectors of the economy in the year 2021. This is in recognition of the numerous interventions to ease the strain on the economy due to the coronavirus pandemic, whose impact was felt across the globe.
To this end, we wish to state that the leadership of the Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency, after a careful and detailed assessment of the leadership inputs of heads of agencies and parastatals, identified the Director-General of the NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim is a man who braved the odds to reposition the NYSC to become a vital contributor to the country’s socio-economic development. The NYSC DG indeed displayed an unalloyed commitment to the Nigerian cause by ensuring timely and well-intended policies of the NYSC as an institution towards addressing the myriad of challenges confronting the country, especially in the area of skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development” he said
The Guest Speaker at the award, Professor Ahmed Danfulani who was the former Director General at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies said the NYSC has effectively flushed out fake graduates from participating in the Scheme.
This, he said was achieved, through rigorous screening and monitoring. There’s also been tremendous infrastructural development in the last one year.
“From the ongoing construction of ICT Centre at the Headquarters to the completion and equipping of Kaduna NYSC printing press, Brig-Gen Ibrahim has improved revenue generation. Funds generated have been plunged into the nation’s treasury, a proof that the NYSC, if properly administered, Nigeria is set to overcome some of its financial challenges. More fascinating is the success the Scheme achieved in other endeavours such as movie production, arts and culture, sports, among others.
“It is on the strength of the above and many more laudable interventions of the NYSC in the task of nation-building that the leadership of the Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency confers on Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim the CESJET first-ever Man of the Year Award in recognition of his sterling leadership qualities in repositioning the NYSC for optimal performance in 2021” he added
A Public Affairs Analyst, Majeed Dahiru also in his presentation said the award is meant to commend Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim for standing tall in service to the country through credible leadership that has resonated wide and far in the country.
The CESJET Man of the Year award is being presented with a modest cash prize of N100, 000 to serve as a token of appreciation and encourage him to continue to render invaluable service to the country.