Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Brig. Gen. Y. D. Ahmed as the director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

Ahmed will officially take over on Monday from Christy Uba who has been acting as DG of the NYSC for about three months.

Uba took over the affairs of NYSC following the sacking of Brig. Gen. Mohammed Fadah over incompetence and poor performance in office.

She had taken over as the most senior director in the leadership of the corps in the capacity of overseer pending the appointment of a substantive Director General by Mr President.

She is the first woman to head the corps since its establishment about 50 years ago.