The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has been conferred with the fellowship of the Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN). This honour was bestowed on the DG at the 66th Annual conference of the Society which held in Enugu.
In a statement Signed by Alhaji Musa Abubakar, Acting Director, Special Duties, NYSC. and made available to journalists revealed that
In his welcome address, President of the Historical Society of Nigeria Professor Okpeh Okpeh Jr. said Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim and other awardees of the prestigious fellowship were selected for the honour in recognition of their contributions and dedication towards promoting the activities of the Historical Society of Nigeria as well as the exemplary leadership qualities they have exhibited in the positions they occupy in their various careers and academics.
Professor Okpeh pointed out that the awardees are by investiture as Fellows of the HSN are now members of a select group tasked with ensuring the survival of History as a field of academic endeavour and urged them not to rest on their oars but strive to achieve more.
He also used the opportunity to thank the DG NYSC especially for his continuous support to the Historical Society of Nigeria over the years and added that HSN is the first professional association in Nigeria with large membership that cuts across all fields of endeavour and profession. The Society, according to Prof Okpeh, was established in 1955.
The dressing of the NYSC Director General in the Fellowship robe by the president and select members of the HSN Council was one of the high points of the annual gathering of the Society which was attended by members within and outside the country with so many others participating virtually via zoom in keeping with COVID 19 safety protocols.