By Ada Okafor
The family of Corps member Ramotu Suleiman, who was delivered of a baby boy few hours after reporting at the National South Service Corps (NYSC) clCamp in Bayelsa State, for the on-going 2021 Batch “B” stream 2 Orientation Course, has named him Shuaibu, after the NYSC Director-General. Baby Shuaibu Suleiman Aliyu was named Thursday (16th September), at his father’s residence in Oke Aro, a border community between Lagos and Ogun States.
The Imam of the community, Alhaji Abubakar Montafien, who presided over the ceremony, prayed God to bless Baby Shuaibu and his parents, as he described the circumstances of his birth as “a sign of good things for all, including the NYSC scheme”.
He appreciated the NYSC DG, Brig-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, whose visit to the Bayelsa camp coincided with the arrival of the baby, for being on hand to receive him, few hours after his birth. Mother of the baby Shuaibu, Ramotu Suleiman, was given instant relocation to Lagos to join her family on the ground of marriage.
Representative of the NYSC boss at the naming ceremony and Coordinator of the scheme in Lagos State, Mr. Eddy Megwa, delivered the goodwill message of the DG-NYSC to parents of the baby. Mr. Megwa told the family that the “young Shuaibu is unique and very dear to the NYSC, and must be accorded special attention”. The NYSC State Coordinator also presented some baby items, including nutritional items on behalf of the DG-NYSC to Baby Shuaibu and his parents.