18th D-G Of Nigeria’s Foremost Youth Agency – NYSC, Is One Year In Office Today
-The LLP Desk
The 18th Director-General of Nigeria’s largest and foremost Youth Agency, NYSC (National Youth Service Corps), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, DSS, Ph.D., MTRCN, is one year in office as at today, Monday 11th May, 2020. The NYSC as a body has served diligently and successfully as a core integral instrument in the nations building since its inception by General Yakubu Gowon on 22nd May, 1973 and established by the NYSC Act, Cap N84 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
The Scheme is aimed at involving Nigerian graduates in nation building and the development of the country. It is worthy of note that the NYSC through its leadership in “Service and Humility” plays a major role in the combating of the dreaded Covid-19 in Nigeria.
It would be recalled that the Director-General, Brigadier General S. Shuaibu assumed office taking over from Brigadier General S. Z. Kazaure since 10th May, 2019. Until his appointment as the 18th DG of NYSC, he was the Registrar, Nigerian Army University, Biu, BORNO. In 2007, he was decorated with Forces Service Star (FSS), in 2012, he was decorated with Meritorious Service Star (MSS), whilst in 2018, he was decorated with Distinguished Service Star (DSS). He is a member of Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN) and Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (MTRCN).
Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim is a native of Nasarawa LGA in Nasarawa, Nigeria. From 1985 to 1989, he studied History (B.A.) at University of Jos. From 1991 to 1992, he studied History (M.A.) also at University of Jos. From 2002 to 2007, he studied History (PhD.) from University of Abuja. In 2007, he finished his PGDE at Tai Solarin University of Education.
Upon joining the Nigerian Army, In 1994, he attended Nigeria Army Education Corps (NAEC) Young Officers Course, which was followed by Infantry Young Officers Course in 1996. In 2004, he attended Training Development Advisers Course (TDA), which was followed by NAEC Officers Executive Management Course in 2013. He has worked at different places and has worked on different assignments. Firstly, he was posted to Institute of Army Education (IAE) as a Research Officer, where he researched and produced Briefs and Journals for the Nigerian Army. From 1996 to 1999, he was posted to Director General of NYSC, where he worked as a (M.A) Military Assistant to the then DG of NYSC.
From 2000 to 2004, he was posted to the (Nigerian Defence Academy) (NDA), where he taught Year 1 and Year 2. From 2004 to 2009, he was posted to National Defence College (NDC) where acted as a Staff Officer/Military History. From 2009 to 2011, he was posted to Nigerian Army School of Education, where he was a Senior Instructor. From 2011 to 2012, he was posted to the Headquarters of Nigerian Army Education Corps, where he served as a Staff Officer 1, Books Resources Procurement. From 2012 to 2014, he was posted to Command Secondary School, Suleja, Niger, where he served as the Commandant.
From 2015 to 2018, he was posted to the Nigerian Defence Academy, where was served as the Head of Department (HOD), History and War Studies. From 2018 to 2019, he was posted to the Nigerian Army University in Biu, Borno, where he was the Pioneer Registrar. On April 26th 2019, he got his highest appointment, when he was appointed as the Director General of the NYSC.
Over the years, he has written, authored and co-authored Books and Journals. Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim is a happily married man, with children.
On 26 April 2019, Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen TY Buratai, approved the appointment of Brig. Gen. Ibrahim as the new Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), to replace Major General Suleiman Kazaure, who was on the saddle since April 18, 2016 as the NYSC boss. Before the appointment of Ibrahim, he was the Registrar, Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno.
His Academic Achievements include:
Author, “The Transformation of Afo (Eloyi) from the Pre-Colonial to the Colonial period”, London; Bahiti and Delila Publishers, 2017.
Shuaibu Ibrahim, Ojong Echum Tangban et al (eds.), Defence, Security, Economy and Development in Nigeria 1, UK: Bahiti and Delila Publishers, 2017.
Shuaibu Ibrahim, Ojong Echum Tangban et al (eds.), Defence, Security, Economy and Development in Nigeria 1I, UK: Bahiti and Delila Publishers, 2017.
Shuaibu Ibrahim (ed) Journal of History and Military Studies Vol 1 No 1,
Shuaibu Ibrahim (ed) Journal of History and Military Studies Vol 1 No 2,
Shuaibu Ibrahim (ed) Journal of History and Military Studies Vol 2 No 1,
Shuaibu Ibrahim (ed) Journal of History and Military Studies Vol 2 No
Membership Of Professional Organisations:
Member, Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN).
Member Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (MTRCN).
Member, Exam Ethics Marshal International and Vice-President, FCT Chapter.
Member, Editorial Board, Ibom Journal of History, University of Uyo.
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of History and Military Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna and Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN).
Membership of Committees and Other Military Services:
Member Nigerian Defence Academy Establishment Review Committee 2016.
Member Research and Development (now incorporation Research Committee Grant-committee) 2016.
Member Academy Publication Committee.
Member NDA Project Monitoring Committee.
Member Editorial Board convened by the Chief of Army Staff for the Review of the Book: Nigeria’s Anti-terror War Against the Boko Haram: The Turning Point and Lessons for National Security by OBC Nwolise.
Member Editorial Board that conveyed the Report of the Editorial Committee Convened by Lt Gen TY Buratai, Chief of Army Staff Nigerian Army to Edit Three Books/Materials on Global Terrorism and Boko Haram in Nigeria.
Member of the Committee Planning for the Smooth take-off of Degree Programme, PGDE, NCE Sandwich, Distance Learning and Part-Time Courses at the Nigerian Army School of Education (NASE), Ilorin.
Member Nigerian Army Education Committee to draw a Module on Teaching for the protection of Cultural Property during Armed Conflict.
His decorations include:
Forces Service Star (FSS) 2007
Meritorious Service Star (MSS) 2012
Distinguished Service Star (DSS) 2018
His Awards include:
Chief of Army Staff Award as the overall best participant for 2013 NAEC Executive Management Course.
Nigerian Institute for Public Relations (NIPR) Special Recognition Award (2014).
Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Public Services/Fellowship FCAI by Institute of Corporate Administration.
Professional National Award (Historical Society of Nigeria HSN)
COAS Commendation Letter 2018.
Assessed for promotion from Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor at Nigerian Defence Acedemy, Kaduna 2017/2018.
Brigadier General S. Shuaibu is a pace setter, a firm leader and well respected Chief Executive Officer of the NYSC Scheme. He has raised the bar in making tremendous improvements and developments in the runnings of the Scheme as well as the welfare of the Corps Members and over 5,000+ Staff of the Scheme. Kudos to a gallant Officer and Chief Executive.
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