The Nigerian Army has redeployed the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Maj Gen Suleman Kazaure, and eight other generals in a major shake-up released on Friday from the army headquarters, Abuja.
Kazaure, the 17th NYSC DG, was redeployed to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja, as a Senior Resource Person, while a new DG, Brig Gen Shaibu Ibrahim, had been appointed. Read also: NYSC DG Confirmed The Increment Of NYSC Allowance – See Real Amount
Ibrahim, who was formerly with the Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State, would take over the NYSC as the 18th head of the scheme.
Past NYSC DG List
1. Col. Almadu Ali 1973 – 1975
2. Col. S.K. Omojokun 1975 – 1979
3. Col. P.K. Obasa 1979 – 1983
4. Col. E.A. Akpan 1983 – 1987
5. Col. A. Braimoh 1988 – 1990
6. Brig. General H.B. Momoh 1990 – 1994
7. Brig. General S.A. Sofoluwe 1994 – 1996
8. Brig. General S.M. Dule 1996 – 2000
9. Brig. General Ogunkoya 2000 – 2002
10. Rev. P.O. Okunromade Jan – March 2002
11. Police Comm. S.I. Ewokan 2002
12. Brig. General W. Oki 2002 – 2004
13. Brig. General Yusuf Bomol 2004 – 2010
14. Brig. General M.I. Tsiga 2010 – 2012
15. Brig. General N.T. Okorie Afia 2012 – 2014
16. Brig. Gen. Johnson Olawumi 2014 – 2016
17. Brigadier General S.Z. Kazaure 2016
Shuaibu Ibrahim Biography & Profile
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukuru Buratai has approved the appointment of the pioneer Registrar Nigerian Army University Biu, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim as the new Director General National Youths Service Corps (NYSC).
Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim replaces Major General Suleiman Kazaure who was on the saddle since April 18, 2016 as the NYSC Boss.
Born on July 13, 1967, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, a graduate of University of Jos has attended Nigerian Army Education Corps (NAEC) Young Officers’ Course 1994, Infantry (INF) Young Officers Course 1996, Training Development Advisers Course (TDA) 2004 and NAEC Officers’ Executive Management Course 5/2013. He obtained Doctorate Degree (Phd) in History from the University of Abuja in 2007.
His research area as he centered on Economic and Military History as well as Intergroup Relations. Some of the previous positions he held in the military included Research Officer, Institute of Army Education (IAE); Military Assistant to the Director General of NYSC 1996-1999; Staff Officer Military History, National Defence College (NDC) 2004 – 2009; Senior Instructor, Nigerian Army School of Education 2009 – 2011; Staff Officer I Books Resources Procurement, Headquarters Nigerian Army Education Corps 2011 – 2012; Commandant Command Secondary School Suleja 2012-2014; Head of Department, History and War Studies at the Nigerian Defence Academy Nigerian Defence Academy 2014-2018.
General Ibrahim is a Professional member of Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN), Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (MTRCN), Exam Ethics Marshal International (An Exam Ethics Marshal), Editorial Board, Ibom Journal of History, University of Uyo, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of History and Military Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna. He has authored publications, chapters in reputable academic journals.
In the course of his military careers, he has received several awards including Forces Service Star (FSS), Meritorious Service Star (MSS)and Distinguished Service Star (DSS). Other special recognition he received are Chief of Army Staff Award as the Overall Best Participant for 2013 NAEC Executive Management Course; Nigerian Institute for Public Relation (NIPR) Special Recognition Award 2014; Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Public Services/Fellowship (FCAI) by Institute of Corporate Administration; Professional National Award of the Historical Society of Nigeria HSN 2018 and COAS Commendation Letter 2018.