Senate frowns at illegal appointment of new NYSC DG by Chief of army staff orders urgent probe.

The Nigerian Senate has ordered a probe into the appointment of Shuaibu Ibrahim as the new Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

Senator Dino Melaye had raised the objection at plenary:

“There has been an infraction perpetrated by the Chief of Army staff in appointing a new Director-General for the NYSC. According to Section 5 of the NYSC Act, A Director-General is to be appointed by the President. The Chief of Army Staff through signal removed the DG of NYSC and through signal appointed his replacement. The Act gave authority to the President. Previous Directors-General were appointed by the President. We are not in a banana republic. NYSC is not a formation of the Nigerian Army but on the enactment of the National Assembly.”

Mr Ibrahim’s appointment was announced via a statement signed by the Army spokesperson, Sagir Musa, on April 26.

The statement noted that the former DG, Sulaiman Kazaure, had been deployed to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre

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