A new Director-General for the NYSC has been appointed He is Brig. Gen. S. Z. Kazaure.
Kazaure replaces Brig. Gen. Johnson Olawami who has been redeployed to serve as Acting Commandant of the Nigerian Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.
There were speculations that Olawami was sacked but in a statement, he explained that his posting out of the NYSC was a routine event in the Nigerian Army, noting that his redeployment was done to enable him serve in other formations of the Nigerian Army.
His redeployment formed part of a major shake-up in the Army where Brigadier-Generals J.E. Ejeh is the commander, 81, Division Garrison; K.O. Oburo, PSO, logistics office of the Chief of Army Staff; M.O. Jimoh, commander, headquarters 31, Brigade; M. J. Abel, commandant, general workshop, Y.P. Auta, commander, 81, Brigade, H.I. Bature, DD, plans, Army Headquarters, and I. A. Quadri, PSO, combat arms, office of the COAS.
Other appointments are: Brigadier-Generals S. P. Akpan, Chief of Staff, Command Army Records and T. J. Kareem, member training team.