NYSC scheme runs open door policy, welcome new ideas – D-G

Olawumi

Olawumi

The Director-General, NYSC, Brig. Gen. Johnson Olawumi, on Monday in Abuja said that the scheme ran open-door policy and would welcome new ideas.

Olawumi stated this during the inaugural meeting of the 2015 President’s NYSC Honours Award National Selection Committee.

He said that the ideas should be those which would improve not only general performance but also the selection process.

I urge you not to hesitate in making suggestions where the need arises.

The selection criteria and other procedural templates which members of the committee are going to be availed with are meant to guide towards un-bias selection.

Emphasis is on merit but consideration is usually given federal character,’’ he said.

He said the administrative acumen of committee members was expected to count in making the process fast and efficient.

He said the philosophy behind composition of national selection team from reputable organisations with men of credible stand was to ensure objectivity, equity, fairs and openness.

I feel obliged to implore you to shun whatever form of overture that could arise anywhere to interfere with your assignment,’’ he said.

Earlier, the Director Corps Welfare and Inspectorate, Mr Micheal Ahile has said that the exercise was critical and dear to the policy thrust of the NYSC.

The essence of the President’s Honours Award is to reward excellence in service and to encourage future generation of corps members to imbibe the spirit of diligence and hard work in service.

The selection process, which the list of nominees is now before the National Selection Committee, started from Local Government, State and finally the National Headquarters,’’ he said.

Ahile said his department has taken some pains to verify claims from States and Secretariat to forestall novelty and frivolities.

On the spot assessment of the projects were carried out and briefs have been prepared on each corps member to support the citation forwarded by the State Secretariats.

It is therefore the onerous duty of the National Selection Committee to meticulously assess and select the best on the set criteria,’’ he said.

Dr Ihenetu Kevin, chairman, National Selection Committee, expressed delight, on behalf of the other members of the committee, for the honour of being appointed of the committee.(NAN)



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