The Federal Government yesterday announced the appoint-ment of Brigadier General Johnson Olawumi as the new Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja and signed by Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

The statement said Olawumi’s appointment took effect from December 23 2013.

Gen. Olawumi, who hails from Iyin Ekiti, in Ekiti State, attended the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna and was commissioned into the Nigerian Army on September 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 also has a Master’s degree in Defence Studies from the Kings College, London and is married with children. The statement also announced the appointment of Mr Ibrahim Waziri as chairman of the board of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). (NAN)

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