Frank Ekpunobi, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Director of Corps Mobilization has died. His demise was announced today in a statement by the NYSC Acting Director of Press and Public Relations, Adeyemi Adenike.
The statement reads: “With deep sense of loss, the Director General National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Suleiman Zakari Kazaure, Management and the entire NYSC Family regret to announce the transition of Chief Frank Ekpunobi FNIM, who until his demise was the Director, Corps Mobilization, National Youth Service Corps, National Directorate Headquarters, Abuja.
Chief Frank Ekpunobi was a great asset to the scheme and will be remembered for his sense of diligence, discipline, commitment and loyalty to the organization. He will be sorely missed.”
Late Ekpunobi, a 1984 graduate of Sociology/Anthropology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka joined the National Youth Service Corps in 1986 as Inspector 2.
He had brilliant career in the Public Service, rising steadily on the job and by dint of hard work, attained the position of substantive Director on 1st January, 2015.
Prior to his elevation to the pinnacle of his career, Ekpunobi had functioned as Head of secretariat, National Governing Board; Head of Administration, office of the Director General, National Youth Service Corps; State Coordinator, NYSC Secretariat, Kogi; as well as Coordinator, NYSC FCT Secretariat, Abuja.