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Federal Government Appoints New DG For NYSC

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, announced the appointment of Brigadier-General Johnson Olawumi as the new Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja and signed by Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

The statement said Olawumi’s appointment took effect from December 23.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Olawumi, who hails from Iyin Ekiti, in Ekiti State, attended the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, and was commissioned into the Nigerian Army on September 23, 1989.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the Nigerian Defence Academy and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florin.

Olawumi, who also has a Masters degree in Defence Studies from King’s College, London, is happily married and has children.

The statement also said that Mr Ibrahim Waziri, whose appointment took effect from December 24, is to serve as Chairman, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

It said that Waziri, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and an MBA from the University of Lagos, served as a non-executive Director of FirstBank of Nigeria.

The statement said Waziri also served as a member of the Federal Government Technical Committee on Expenditure Review that advised the government on enhancing value of overhead expenditure and reducing waste in government spending.

It said that Waziri attended various local and international trainings and conferences, including the famous University Executive Management Programme, the Harvest University Advanced Management Programme and the Oxford University Advanced Management Programme.

“He was Group Executive Director, Corporate Service at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) between 2003 and 2009 and is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School,” the statement said.

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