The Federal Government yesterday inaugurated NYSC National Governing Board Members in Abuja.
They are; Ambassador Fatimah Bala – Chairman, Barrister Dayo Ajibola, Hajia Binta Muazu, Abubakar Nababa Umar, Professor Joseph Eberendu Ahaneku Fas, Elelu Mas’ud, Brigadier General OL Olokor, AIG Sanni Mohammed, Dr Mohammed Jimoh Yinusa and Brigadier General SZ Kazaure.
The Ceremony was performed by the Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung, alongside the inauguration of Governing Boards of Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre and National Institute for Sports.
The Minister urged the board members to see their appointments as a call to service.
He admonished them to acquaint themselves with the extant rules of public service and serve as government ambassadors towards the realisation of the change agenda of the present administration.
“The role of Governing Boards is primarily to drive general policy formulation for implementation by the management teams of respective agencies, and not to be involved in the day to day running of agencies except for chairmen and members who are statutorily saddled with executive functions”, Dalung said.
He also warned the Chief Executives of the three parastatals to exercise their official powers within their statutory limit and not violate the rules.
The Minister tasked NYSC Governing Board Members to work towards getting the State Governments to be more committed to expanding orientation camp facilities, increasing Corps Members’ allowances and improving funding of the scheme to cover more areas of development.
He said there was the need to complement efforts of the Scheme’s management in agriculture, skills training, rural health and community development service programmes.
” I also charge you to acquaint yourselves with the 2017-2020 Economic Recovery and Growth Plan of the current administration as it affects your parastatal”, Dalung said.
In his welcome address at the ceremony, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Olusade Adesola advised the board members to work in harmony with the management of their parastatals.
In her vote of thanks on behalf of other board members, the Chairman, NYSC National Governing Board, Ambassador Fatimah Bala promised to uphold the confidence reposed in them.