Less than six months after assuming office as the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate removal of Brigadier General Muhammad Kukah Fadah from office.
According to PRNigeria on Friday, November 18, 2022, the DG has been ordered to hand over to the most senior civil servant in the scheme.
But reasons were not provided as at press time by the Presidency for the sacking of Fadah.
However, credible sources in the Presidential Villa told PRNigeria that the NYSC boss’s removal was not unconnected with the fact that he has exhibited “glaring incompetence” in the six months he has piloted the affairs of the NYSC.
The most senior civil servant is to act as the DG in the interim.
Fire Outbreak Guts NYSC Headquarters In Abuja
Fire has consumed a section of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, headquarters in Abuja. The fire outbreak started earlier in the day of Friday, November 4, 2022, on the third floor of the six-storey building edifice. There was no loss of life, however it is not clear what documents and property was lost in the fire.
In a statement made on Friday, November 4, 2022, by the Corps’ Director of Press and Public Relations, Eddy Megwa, it was revealed that no life was lost in the fire outbreak, and that the fire was immediately put out by the Federal Capital Territory and Federal Fire Service Department.
The floor affected by the fire is occupied by Planning, Research and Statistics and the General Service Department with the fire affecting only a particular room with electronic gadgets.
“Fortunately, enough, no life was lost and all vital documents were promptly evacuated and safeguarded,” the statement read.
“The management of the scheme heartily appreciates the Federal and FCT Fire Service Departments for their prompt response which minimised the effect of the incident.
“Management also appreciates all security agencies for the invaluable roles they played during the unfortunate incident.”
Lagos Music Producer, NYSC Members In Kirikiri For Assaulting Policemen
Four citizens have been remanded at the Kirikiri Maximum Correctional facility in Apapa, Lagos.
They are Ehis Tito Odigie, a 33-year-old music producer, and Miracle Onukuoforobi, 27, an Igbinedion University student.
Others include 26-year-old Oyedeji Motunrayo and 31-year-old Bolade Richard, both corps members.
The quartet was arraigned on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at the Magistrate Court, Ogba; the case adjourned till October 10, 2022.
The police took them to court for “serious assault” on officers, said spokesman SP Benjamin Hundeyin.
In the recorded incident, the civilians engaged a team of operatives in fisticuffs.
One of the defendants is seen pushing off a policeman’s cap; he later seized it after picking it from the ground.
The Lagos Command confirmed that both parties had video recordings which were reviewed.
“The police officers too are undergoing questioning. Investigation is ongoing.
“One thing remains sure: everyone, police inclusive, found culpable will face the law,” Hundeyin added.
NYSC Announces Date Batch ‘C’ Stream One Orientation Camps Opens
The Management of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has announced the date for the 2022 Batch ‘C’ Stream One Orientation Course.
A statement by the scheme said it would commence on Wednesday 2nd November, 2022, and end on Tuesday 22nd November, 2022.
It said the three weeks orientation exercise would hold simultaneously in all the 36 NYSC Orientation camps across the country including the FCT, Abuja.
“All the prospective Corps Members (including the foreign-trained) must present themselves for COVID-19 Rapid Diagnostic Test, RDT, or present evidence of full vaccination at the Camp before registration,” the statement said.
“Prospective Corps Members are advised not to embark on night journey to the Orientation Camps in order not to endanger themselves.
“Details of camp addresses and locations would soon be made public in the national dailies and online media.”
It said that the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General MK Fadah, wishes all Prospective Corps Members and other stakeholders safe journey to their respective orientation camps.