Meet The New NYSC Ondo State Coordinator, Samuel Pepple

NYSC Ondo State Coordinator, Mr. Samuel Pepple

By Simeon Bankole

The 21st Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Service Corps, Ondo State, Mr. Samuel Amaramiro Pepple, acipm, comes with a melange of solid Private and Public Service experience.

Born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, young Sam grew up in Enugu, Enugu State and Afikpo, in Ebonyi State. He attended W.T.C. Practising School, Enugu, Annunciation Secondary School, Isuikwato before proceeding to the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he studied English Language.

At the University of Nigeria, Pepple was a student activist and served as the Secretary-General of the Students Union.

Upon graduation and completion of the mandatory National Youth Service, he started his career as a journalist with the defunct Sunray Newspapers in 1994, where he distinguished himself as a Sub-Editor, reporter and Columnist.

In 1998, Sam began his stint in the Public Service with the NYSC as an Inspector II in Kano State and has risen through the rungs from various positions and formations. A highly versatile and dependable officer, he served as Personal Assistant to the State Director, NYSC Kano State and Head, Public Relations, NYSC Kano State, Local Government Inspector, Zonal Inspector, Personal Assistant to Director, ICT, Personal Assistant to the Director, Corps Mobilisation, where he was an integral part of the NYSC Online integrated platform success story; and Personal Assistant to the Director, Human Resources.

Armed with a Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) and another Master of Science (MSc) in Public Administration, Pepple’s cerebral and intellectual acumen have remained indelible wherever he worked.

On his secondment to the Nigerian National Assembly, he was appointed Special Assistant (Speech Writing) to the Deputy Speaker and Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the Senate Chief Whip between 2001 and 2003.

With a rich experiential background and deep insight in the workings of the Scheme, Pepple has also served as Assistant Director, Service Delivery in the Reforms Unit of the Directorate Headquarters, Assistant Director, FCT Secretariat, Deputy Director, (Empowerment), Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) Department, Deputy Director, Corps Welfare in Corps Welfare and Health Services Department and Deputy Director, (Operations), North East Area Office, Bauchi from where he was appointed as the helmsman of NYSC, Ondo State.

Highly talented, imaginative, resourceful and loyal, Sam Pepple is a man of many parts. A team player, Literary Artist, Publicist, Policy Analyst and Public Administrator. He is a former National Publicity Secretary of the University of Nigeria Alumni Association, a member, the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), a member, the Institute for Humanitarian Studies & Social Development (IHSSD) and a member of the NYSC Director General’s Think-Tank.

A student of Jeremy Bentham’s Utilitarian philosophy of the greatest happiness of the greatest number of people, Samuel Amaramiro Pepple is married with children. He loves Writing, Reading and Tennis.

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