NEWS NYSC sacks 11 staff, pro­motes 914

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Hope Abah, Makurdi

The Na­tional Youth Ser­vice Corps (NYSC) has sacked 11 of its staff for var­i­ous of­fences bor­der­ing on sharp prac­tises while 914 se­nior cadre per­son­nel were pro­moted.

Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of NYSC, Bri­gadier Gen­eral John­son Olawumi, yes­ter­day said in Makurdi that all the staff sanc­tioned to­gether with those pro­moted would re­ceive their let­ters soon.

Olawumi spoke when he de­clared open the scheme’s maiden edi­tion of a Prepara­tory Course for state Co­or­di­na­tors Course 1 (PCSC 1/15) for as­sis­tant di­rec­tors held at the Nige­rian School of Mil­i­tary En­gi­neer­ing (NASME) bar­rack in Makurdi.

“As part of (NYSC) ef­forts to bring san­ity into our op­er­a­tions and rid the scheme of a few bad eggs giv­ing the scheme a bad name, just last week, gov­ern­ment ap­proved the dis­missal of 11 staff for en­gag­ing in dif­fer­ent acts of mis­con­duct while nine oth­ers were given var­i­ous sanc­tions such as warn­ing let­ters, loss of se­nior­ity, ter­mi­na­tion of ap­point­ment and com­pul­sory retirement from ser­vice,” he said.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the 914 pro­moted were among 1,541 staff who at­tended the 2015 se­nior staff pro­mo­tion ex­er­cise in Il­lorin, Kwara State, even as he added that the pro­mo­tion of qual­i­fied staff in ju­nior cadre would be re­leased soon.

The DG also stressed that the maiden an­nual prepara­tory course has been pack­aged to ad­dress cor­rup­tion, un­nec­es­sary bu­reau­cracy that de­lay work speed and gross in­ef­fi­ciency in the pub­lic sec­tor and among other things close the vis­i­ble gaps in the train­ing cir­cle of the NYSC for en­hanced per­for­mance.

Ear­lier, NASME com­man­dant, Ma­jor Gen­eral Bamidele Ogunkale, ad­vised the par­tic­i­pants of the course with the theme: “Suc­ces­sion Plan­ning Strat­egy for Ef­fec­tive Ad­min­is­tra­tion” to arm them­selves with the will to suc­ceed as the ex­er­cise prom­ises to be te­dious but re­ward­ing at the end.

On her part, the state co­or­di­na­tor of NYSC, Mrs. Es­ther Atame­wan com­mended the ini­tia­tive of the DG, not­ing that the new idea would surely chart a new course for the emer­gence of well equipped ad­min­is­tra­tor that will as­sume the role of state co­or­di­na­tors in fu­ture.

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