Director of Information and Communications Technology of the National Youth Service Corps, Christy Uba, has been named acting director general. It is the first time a woman has been appointed head of the NYSC since it was founded almost fifty years ago.
As the first woman in almost 50 years to head the NYSC, she makes history.
According to a statement that was released on Tuesday by Eddy Megwa, the Director of Press and Public Relations for the National Youth Service Corps, the appointment came after the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), removed Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah from his position as DG.
Mrs. Uba will lead NYSC until a substantive Director General is appointed, according to the statement.
“The scheme’s most senior director has taken over control of the corps in the function of overseer, pending Mr. President’s selection of a substantive Director General,” Megwa said.