The NYSC Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig Gen Shuibu Ibrahim, has revealed the preparedness of the scheme to liaise with financial institutions and other stakeholders with a view to providing start-up loans to enable corps members actualize their business dreams.
In his speech at the NYSC Permanent Orientation camp, Umunna, Bende L.G.A, of Abia State during the terminal parade/closing ceremony of the 2021 Batch C stream ll orientation course which was observed in a low key, Brig Gen Shuibu Ibrahim therefore encouraged the corps members to build on the skills acquired by availing themselves of opportunities for post-camp training.
Brig Gen Shuibu Ibrahim whose address was read by the Abia State NYSC coordinator, Mr Denis Jingi maintained that the post camp training would go a long way in empowering them for self-employment.
His words, “I have received impressive reports on your participation in the entrepreneurial and vocational trainings conducted in Camp under the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme.
“I wish to assure you that Management will continue to explore avenues for optimizing the impact of the programme”.
Brig. Gen. Ibrahim urged the corps members to sustain the spirit of patriotism, hard work and resilience, which they imbibed during the Orientation Course and expressed optimism that they will strive to meet the expectations of Nigerians by contributing towards the progress and development of “Our fatherland”.
He used the forum to remind them of their oath of allegiance in which they pledged to accept posting in good faith and enjoined them to perform their duties with diligence and be guided by the provisions of the NYSC Act and Bye-Laws as well as workplace rules and regulations.
“In keeping with the objectives of the Scheme, you are expected to integrate into your host communities while also appreciating and respecting their cultures. I must, however, emphasize that engagement in their local politics is a no-go-area for you.
Brig. Gen. Ibrahim further enjoined the people to undertake personal and group community development service projects that will help to uplift the living standard of the people.
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