Youth Corps Boss Promises to Restore Scheme’s Image

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The Director Overseeing the affairs of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC in Nigeria, Mrs Christy Uba, has promised to restore the status of the Scheme to make it more visible.

The overseer of NYSC stated this while speaking with the press at the Opening Ceremony of the 2022 Combined Press and Public Relations, Protocol Officers, and Freedom of Information Desk Officers Workshop, held in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Mrs Uba who is the most senior director at NYSC took over the leadership of the Scheme recently, following the removal of the former Director General of the Scheme, Brigadier General Muhammad Fadah by President Muhammadu Buhari urged the participants to continue to work on their professionalism and do their job more professionally.

“After this training, I expect more efficiency, diligence, commitment, and they should do their job more professionally and begin to hit the ground running more than ever before,” Uba said.

Responding to her new role as NYSC overseer, she said, “I think is as usual because this is the job we do on daily basis, and has been in the scheme for this long I think there is nothing new that I should be excited about. 

“This time I’m poised to make sure that we begin to do our job the way we have been doing it and also to let the public know that NYSC is still working and we pray that as a team we have all agreed to work and make the Scheme more visible than ever before.

“We want to restore the confidence of the staff and the Corps members so that they know nothing has changed at NYSC. We remain the Scheme that has remained visible for some time now, nothing has changed,” she added.

Earlier, the director of Press and Public Relations, Eddy Megwa said the annual NYSC Press and Public Relations Officers’ Workshop has over the years served as a veritable platform for Officers of the Scheme, to acquire requisite knowledge on contemporary issues influencing the practice of the profession to ensure effective professional management of the corporate image of the Scheme.

He said the training will enable the participants to stay afloat on their duties and ensure that nothing is left to chance in managing the image of the NYSC.

“It will also empower them with up-to-date information management strategies for engagement of the Scheme’s public on our policies, programmes, and activities.

“The quest for enriched training necessitated the inclusion of training on protocol and Freedom of Information Act and the selection of seasoned professionals with impeccable backgrounds and knowledge in these critical aspects of corporate image management as our Resource Persons,” he said.

The theme of this year’s Workshop is “Enhancing the Corporate Image of NYSC: Quintessential Role of Public Relations officers”.


Dominica Nwabufo


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