NYSC Directors General Ends Tenure

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NYSC Directors General Ends Tenure

President Muhammadu Buhari has effected the removal of the Director General of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Brigadier-General Johnson Bamidele Olawumi after serving out his statutory first term in office. 

The immediate past DG is credited with introduction of several innovative projects and specifically he was said to have done a lot to provide information technology into the services of the NYSC.

President Muhammadu Buhari has effected the removal of the Director General of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Brigadier-General Johnson Bamidele Olawumi after serving out his statutory first term in office. 

The immediate past DG is credited with introduction of several innovative projects and specifically he was said to have done a lot to provide information technology into the services of the NYSC.

 But he has also come under criticism for a number of missteps.  His successor will be inaugurated by 11am today. Below is the profile of the immediate past DG of NYSC:

 

Profile of Brig-Gen JB OLAWUMI FSS MSS CM psc (+) psc (joint) fdc (fellow Defence College)

Brigadier-General Johnson Bamidele Olawumi hails from Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti State of Nigeria. He attended the Army Children School, Mokola, Ibadan for his primary education and thereafter proceeded to CAC Grammer School, Akure in Ondo State for his secondary education. He enlisted into the Nigerian Army as a cadet of the 36 Regular Course on 24 September 1984 and was commissioned into the Nigerian Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineers' Corps on 23 September 1989. Since commission, the senior officer has attended the following courses:

  • Regimental Intelligence and Security Officers' Course at The Nigerian Army Intelligence School, Apapa in 1990.
  • Young Officers’ Course Infantry in Jaji, 1991.
  • Anti Tank Platoon Commanders' Course in Jaji, 1991.
  • EME Young Officers’ Course, NASEME Auchi in 1992.
  • Junior Staff Course at Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji in 1998.
  • EME Company Commanders' Course, NASEME Auchi in the year 2000.
  • Senior staff Course at Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji from August 2002 to July 2003.
  • Advanced Command and Staff Course at Shiverenham, United Kingdom from August 2005 to July 2006.
  • National Defence College, Abuja from September 2010 to August 2011.

His academics qualifications include:

  • B.Sc Mathemetics from NDA in 1988.
  • B.Eng Mechanical Engineering from University of Ilorin in 1997.
  • MA Defence Studies from the Kings College, University of London in 2006.

The senior officer has served in various capacities across the country. His postings and appoitments are as follows:

  • Scaling Officer, Technical Group, Yaba 1989-1990
  • Adjutant 22 Armoured Brigade Workshop, Ilorin 1990-1992
  • Production Officer, 4 Mechanical Brigade Workshop, Ilorin, 1997-1998.
  • production officer, 1 Base Workshop, Yaba 1998-1999.
  • Military Assistant to Commandant NASEME, 1999-2000.
  • GSO 1 Trg/Ops, HQ NASEME, Lagos 2000-2002.
  • Production Officer, 920 Div Workshop, Ibadan 2003-2004.
  • Commanding Officer, Armed Forces Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Workshop, Abuja 2004.
  • Directing staff, AFCSC, Jaji, 2004-2007
  • Commanding Officer, 950 Div Workshop, Enugu, 2007-2008.
  • Deputy Director, Department of Logistics, Army headquarters Department of Policy and Plans, 2011-2012.
  • Principal Staff Officer to the Chief of Army Staff 2013.

Brigadier General Olawumi has enjoyed promotions as at when due since his commision. He was promoted:

  • Lieutenant effective 24 Sep, 1988.
  • Captain 24 Sep, 1992.
  • Major 24 Sep, 1997.
  • Lieutenant Colonel 24 Sep, 2002.
  • Colonel 24 Sep, 2007.
  • Brigadier General 24 Sep, 2012.

His decorations and awards are :FSS, MSS, psc(+), psc (joint) and fdc. (fellow Defence College). Brigadier General Olawumi is happily married with children. He is widely travelled and some of the countries he has visited are: UK, USA, Germany, China, Singapore, Brazil, France, Italy, Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, Benin Republic and Botswana. His hobbies include reading and watching football. He is a strong supporter of Rangers International FC, Enugu.

 

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