The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah has begun the training and retraining of its management members of staff to build capacity for higher productivity.
The DG emphasized that the training would help the top management and state Coordinators of NYSC embrace result-oriented leadership through strategic communication and effective stakeholders’ advocacy.
Speaking during the flag off in Kano on Thursday,”At forty-nine and being at the threshold of its golden jubilee, NYSC has already attracted numerous accolades for its enormous contributions to national development.
However, more than ever before, this is the time to step up efforts towards making it more responsive to national needs, especially as Nigeria strives to transform into one of the world’s fastest growing economies”, said General Fatah.
General Fadah reiterated that the training was necessary in order to provide effective mentorship for the teeming staff members and attract external stakeholders’ to engage in a more result-oriented approach. As well, the General opined that the training was targeted to enhance the repositioning of the Scheme for more visibility and sustained relevance for national development.
The DG tasked the NYSC management and state coordinators to tap from the opportunities provided by the training for successful advocacy to garner stakeholders’ support whilst looking beyond the training to engage in self development for successful leadership.
Earlier in his remarks, the Director, Special Duties, Alhaji Musa Abubakar told participants that the essence of the training was to sharpen the skills of the managers of the Scheme to reposition it to be in tandem with current trends and to adopt in coping with changes in their work environments.
“By the end of the training, participants would have been empowered with more knowledge and confidence to initiate actions, induce changes as well as provide our subordinates with effective guidance on the Scheme’s policies and plans, which will in turn enhance the overall performance of the entire workforce, and accelerate the achievement of our organizational goals”, said Alhaji Abubakar.