The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has appointed Mr Eddy Megwa as its substantive Director of Press and Public Relations.
Megwa replaces Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, who retired from the Scheme last November.
The newly appointed image-maker of the scheme is a one-time Deputy Director in charge of Protocol and Publications.
He was until his appointment, the Chief Executive/Coordinator of NYSC State Secretariat in Lagos.
According to the profile released by the NYSC Headquarters, Megwa is a 1989 graduate of the University of Ilorin. He joined the Scheme in 1990 as Information Officer, after the mandatory one year service to the nation.
The statement described the new NYSC Spokesperson as a highly experienced and detribalised Nigerian who is widely travelled and has attended several courses within and outside Nigeria.
Prior to now, Megwa had worked in the Secretariats of the NYSC in Rivers, Anambra, Yobe, Borno and Benue States as Head, Public Relations.
In 2004, he was appointed Protocol Officer to the NYSC Director-General, a position he held until 2010 when he was redeployed to the Press and Public Relations Unit, NYSC National Directorate Headquarters, Abuja.
In 2019, he was appointed State Coordinator, NYSC Cross River State and in 2020 redeployed to NYSC Secretariat, Lagos State as the Chief Executive.
He got promoted to the rank of substantive Director in January 2022.