NYSC DG conferred with Fellowship of Historical Society of Nigeria
The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, BRIG.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim has been conferred with the Fellowship of the Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN).
He was conferred with the award at the 66th Annual conference of the Society which held in Enugu on Wednesday.
In his welcome address, President of the Historical Society of Nigeria, Prof Okpeh Okpeh Jr, said 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 Society as well as the exemplary leadership qualities they have exhibited in the positions they occupy in their various careers and academics.
Okpeh pointed out that the awardees, 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 Society over the years, adding 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 decoration of the NYSC Director General in the Fellowship regalia by the president and select members of the HSN Council, was one of the high points of the annual gathering of the Society.
The event was attended by members within and outside the country with so many others participating virtually via zoom in keeping with COVID 19 safety protocols.