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A Former NYSC Director-general, Minister And Ambassador Just Departed by sunky644(m): 2:50am On Dec 26, 2014
MAJOR- GENERAL SOLOMON K OMOJOKUN:

Major-General Solomon Kikiowo Omojokun was commissioned into the Nigeria Army on march 2, 1963 as a lieutenant. Born in Ilara- mokin, near Akure, in Ondo state, Major Genearl SK Omojokun is a science graduate, with specialisation in chemistry, physics and mathematics. He has held appointment at the Nigeria Armed Forces Resetllement Centre, Oshodi (january 1970), and at the Nigeria Defence Academy (October 1972) where he was a Princple Lecturer.

After his tenure at the helm of the NYSC in march 1979, Major- General Omojokun was appointed Director of Army Education at Army Headquarters. He was promoted Major- General and his hobby are music, reading and sports.

Then Colonel Solomon Omojokun became the director of the NYSC in August 1975. It was largely during the 4-year tenure of Colonel Omojokun that the NYSC witnessed its first major boon in intake. Amendment to the enabling decree in 1974 and 1975 had brought NCE and HND graduates along with graduates of foreign University into the scheme.. And the number of universities in the country increased from six in 1973 to 13 by 1979.

With the consequent increase in graduate entering the scheme, the NYSC also blossomed into a large parastatal, employing thousands of people in the 19 states of the federation. Colonel Omojokun’s leadership ensured that these rapid developments were fully accommodated, without disrupting the smooth running of what had become a very complex national programme. His tenure certainly falls under what has come to be know as the Goldern years of the NYSC.

He later became the Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity
Later an Ambassador of Nigeria to Cuba
He also held various sensitive positions in the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Defense Academy.

Mokins and Nigerians at large will forever be proud of you and your landmark achievements.
REST IN PEACE our gallant soldier, The General of our TIME, and our own PATRIARCH.

Re: A Former NYSC Director-general, Minister And Ambassador Just Departed by braine(m): 3:18am On Dec 26, 2014
I wanted to ask what country he departed to. Anyway, RIP>
Re: A Former NYSC Director-general, Minister And Ambassador Just Departed by tpia0002: 3:22am On Dec 26, 2014
age, wife, kids?
Re: A Former NYSC Director-general, Minister And Ambassador Just Departed by echobee(f): 5:47am On Dec 26, 2014
tpia0002:
age, wife, kids?
wetin u wan use dem do?
Rest in peace sir
Re: A Former NYSC Director-general, Minister And Ambassador Just Departed by Nobody: 6:27am On Dec 26, 2014
If true, may God console the family. All is well in Jesus name, Amen!
Re: A Former NYSC Director-general, Minister And Ambassador Just Departed by lawrencemleopo: 6:31am On Dec 26, 2014
RIP general.

Re: A Former NYSC Director-general, Minister And Ambassador Just Departed by tpia0002: 6:55am On Dec 26, 2014
echobee:

wetin u wan use dem do?
Rest in peace sir

its the usual thing when discussing a public figure.

as you can see, the man was not young and neither are we in the bush age.
Re: A Former NYSC Director-general, Minister And Ambassador Just Departed by priscaoge(f): 8:11am On Dec 26, 2014
Sleep on Sir!

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