President Muhammadu Buhari has just sacked the Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps scheme, Brigadier-General Mohammed Fadah.
Although the NYSC has yet to release an official statement, the scheme’s spokesman, Eddy Megwa, is expected to release a statement on the latest development on Friday, November 18.
According to sources in the Presidential villa, Fadah was reportedly sacked on Thursday, November 17 and his removal is coming only six months after he was appointed the NYSC boss in May 2022.
Fadah’s plans for the NYSC at the time of his appointment included:
• improvement of security and welfare of corps members;
• enhancement of staff welfare;
• and improving the gains of NYSC ventures.
• sustaining the digitization of the operations of the scheme, and
• deepening NYSC’s impact on rural development through community development service.
Fadah has already been asked to hand over to the most senior official in the NYSC and the official to take over from him will act as Director General of the scheme pending the time a new appointment will be made.
Fadah, who hails from Yobe State had taken over from his predecessor, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim in May 2022 after his two-year tenure.