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Profile of Mrs Christy Ifeyinwa Uba. Acting Director-General National Youth Service Corps
November, 2022 - Date

Christy Ifeyinwa Uba was born on 25th December, 1963 in Maiduguri, Borno State. A native of Nnewi in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Mrs. Uba is a graduate of Mathematics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where she graduated with a first class degree in 1988. Her quest for further education inspired her to enroll and earn a Master's Degree (MSc) in Mathematics in 1992. She also acquired a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science in 1998 from the University of Abuja; going further to bag professional qualifications in Computer Technology.


Mrs Christy Uba had earlier participated in National Service. She was mobilised and deployed to Oyo State in the 1984/85 Service Year upon the conclusion of her National Certificate of Education programme, (NCE).


She began her public service career as lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where she was given an automatic appointment as Graduate Assistant in the Department of Mathematics in 1988, arising from her brilliant academic performance.


Driven by the passion to inspire the youths and mould their character, she transferred her services to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) as Senior Programme Analyst in 1994. By the reason of her strong analytical skills, she spent the early part of her career in the Planning, Research and Statistics Department of the NYSC, before her appointment as Head of the erstwhile NYSC Computer Centre from 2000 to 2008.


Mrs Uba pioneered and led the technical team that revolutionised the operations of the NYSC from manual to an online-based platform between the year 2008 and 2014 as Deputy Director, Hardware and Software Development Support.


Prior to the creation of the NYSC ICT Department in 2012, Mrs. Christy Uba was part of the technical team that initiated and worked tirelessly for the establishment of the Department. Her drive for perfection and her administrative skills earned her an appointment as NYSC Nasarawa State Coordinator between 2014 and 2015. As an astute IT professional, Mrs. Christy Uba was promoted to the rank of Director in 2015, and subsequently deployed to the ICT Department.


The quintessential public servant has distinguished herself in Service as a round peg in a round hole, through her resourcefulness, intellectual prowess, technical expertise, creativity, innovation and unassailable commitment to lift the public service to the acme of excellence.


As the Chief custodian and leader of the NYSC Integrated platform team, she ensures that the objectives of the integrated solution remains invaluable and a model in the Nigerian public service. This development earned the Scheme award as the Best MDA for e-governance in Nigeria, in 2016.


Following the development in the Scheme that saw change of Leadership, Mrs. Christy Uba by the virtue of her position as the most senior Director in the NYSC, was invited to take-over the mantle of leadership as Acting Director General, overseeing the Scheme.


A cosmopolitan Nigerian, Mrs. Uba is widely travelled and has attended several management courses within and outside Nigeria. She is Member, Computer Professional Council of Nigeria, Fellow, Nigerian Computer Society, as well as Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration.


She is happily married and blessed with children.