NYSC DG Decorated with New Rank of Major-General

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Shuaibu Ibrahim has been decorated with the new rank of Major General.YSC Director General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim

A statement issued by the NYSC Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations, Emeka Mgbemena, said the decoration was performed in Abuja on Thursday by the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd.), who was joined by the DG’s wife, Martina Ibrahim.

According to him, the tenure of Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim as Director-General of the 48-year-old NYSC has witnessed national recognition and tremendous achievements such as robust welfare package for corps members, increased capacity building for Staff, expansion of the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme, strengthened synergy with stakeholders for improved productivity, utilisation of corps potentials for optimal benefits, resuscitation of NYSC farms, the establishment of NYSC museum, the establishment of NYSC national Troupe, the unveiling of nine books on the Scheme, among others.

Mgbemena said, “At a reception organised for the Director-General by his family and friends, he thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for finding him worthy to be appointed NYSC Director-General which brought out the potentials in him.

“In the same vein, he expressed appreciation to the Defence Minister, as well as the Chief of Army Staff for the elevation.”

Profile of Major Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim FSS MSS DSS PhD Director General National Youth Service Corps

May, 2019 – Date

Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim hails from Nasarawa Local Government area of Nasarawa State of Nigeria

After his primary and secondary education, he proceeded to the University of Jos where he obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees before he later bagged a PGDE from Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State and a PhD in History from University of Abuja.

Since his commissioning into the Nigerian Army he has attended the following Courses:

Courses Attended:

Nigeria Army Education Corps(NAEC) Young Officers Course 1994

Infantry Young Officers Course 1996

Training Development Advisers Course(TDA) 2004

NAEC Officers Executive Management Course 2013

His Academic Qualifications include:

BA, History, University of Jos, 1985- 1989

MA, History, University of Jos, 1991-1992

PGDE, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode , 2007

PhD, History, University of Abuja, 2002-2007

His Military Postings and Assignments:

Institute of Army Education (IAE) (Research Officer). Researched and Produced Nigerian Army Journals and Briefs for the Nigerian Army in particular and the military in general.

NYSC (Military Assistant to the DG NYSC) 1996-1999.

Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 2000 – 2004 Taught 100 and 200 levels.

National Defence College (NDC) 2004-2009(Staff Officer I Military History).

Nigerian Army School of Education (Senior Instructor) 2009-2011.

Headquarters Nigerian Army Education Corps (Staff Officer 1, Books Resources Procurement) 2011-2012.

Commandant, Command Secondary School,Suleja 2012-2014.

Nigerian Defence Academy, Head of Department, History and War Studies 2015-2018.

Registrar, Nigerian Army University Biu 2018-2019.

His Academic Achievements include:

Author, “The Transformation of Afo (Eloyi) from the Pre-Colonial to the Colonial period”, London; Bahiti and Delila Publishers, 2017.


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