The Federal Government on Tuesday appointed Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawunmi as the new Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

In a statement issued in Abuja and signed by Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the government said the appointment took effect from Dec. 23, 2013.

Also announced in the statement is the appointment of Mr Ibrahim Waziri as the Chairman of Transmission Company of Nigeria. His appointment took effect from Dec. 24, 2013.

Corps members at a parade: new boss appointed

Corps members at a parade: new boss appointed

According to the statement the new Director General of NYSC 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, a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florin.

He holds a Master’s degree in Defence Studies from the Kings College, London, is happily married and has children.

On the other hand, 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.

He has 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.

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.