NYSC boss tasks Corps members on skills acquisition
By Ene Audu
The management of the National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC), has advised Corps Members to acquire vocational skills through the Scheme’s Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme, (SAED).
A statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations of NYSC, Mr. Eddy Megwa said the corp’s Director General, Brigadier General Yusha’u Ahmed disclosed this in his address to Corps Members at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Kusala Dam –Karaye, in Kano State, North West Nigeria.
According to the Director General, many of their predecessors that embraced the SAED programme some years ago, are now business owners creating jobs for others.
General Ahmed added that the management introduced the programme in order to empower Corps members to become wealth creators instead of searching for the unavailable paid jobs.
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He advised them to use their knowledge, experience and also harness their potentials to create an independent future for their selves.
Speaking further, the Director General urged the Corps Members to leave good memories in their host communities by initiating and executing projects that will positively affect their living standard.
“Be security conscious, believe in yourself, and wherever you are posted, God will help you realize your dreams there. Please don’t allow anyone to change your destiny”, he said.
The NYSC Kano State Coordinator, Hajia Aisha Tata Mohammed, said the Corps Members since their arrival in camp have been well behaved, resourceful and demonstrated high sense of responsibility and loyalty to the Scheme.
As at the time of DG’s visit, a total of 1,437 Corps members comprising of 730 males and 707 females have been registered in camp.