The Federal Government has announced the appointment of Brig.-Gen. Johnson Olawumi as the new Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja and signed by Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. The statement said Olawumi’s appointment took effect from Dec. 23.
Olawumi, who hails from Iyin Ekiti, in Ekiti State, attended the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, and was commissioned into the Nigerian Army on Sept. 23, 1989.
He has a Bachelor of Science’s degree in Mathematics from the Nigerian Defence Academy and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florin, as well as a Master’s degree in Defence Studies from the Kings College, London.
The statement also said that Ibrahim Waziri, whose appointment took effect from Dec. 24, served as Chairman, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
It said that Waziri, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and an MBA from the University of Lagos, served as a non-executive Director of First Bank of Nigeria.
The statement said Waziri also served as a member of the Federal Government Technical Committee on Expenditure Review that advised the government on enhancing value of overhead expenditure and reducing waste in government spending.
It said that Waziri attended various local and International trainings and conferences, including the famous University Executive Management Programme, the Harvest University Advanced Management Programme and the Oxford University Advance Management Programme.
“He was Group Executive Director, Corporate Service at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) between 2003 and 2009 and is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School,’’ the statement said.