Abia State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corp, (NYSC), Mr. Denis Jingi has encouraged corps members not to join the band wagon of those calling for the pulling down of the scheme.
He regretted that those who had served in the scheme are amongst the people calling for the scrapping of NYSC.
In his farewell address in Umuahia during the Year 2020 batch B Stream 1 passing out programme of Corps members deployed to Abia State at the weekend, Denis Jingi represented by the Assistant Director Planning, Research and Statistics, PRS, Mrs Caroline Chukwu, enjoined them to be a good ambassador of NYSC anywhere you may find themselves.
Jingi who charged the corps members to be bold, brave, courageous, confident, and determined in the pursuit of their life goals, also urged them to go all out and put into practice all that NYSC during this one year service has taught them.
He reminded them that white-collar jobs are no longer available, hence the need to embrace entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills.
His words, “NYSC through her Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED), in-camp and post camp programmes has empowered you to be that entrepreneur of your dream. It is my earnest desire that you avail yourselves of the various funding options, including loans from the Bank of Industry, CBN etc to establish your businesses and become job creators not job seekers”.
Jingi who congratulated the 2020 batch ‘B’ corps members deployed to Abia state for the successful completion of their national service to the nation, however reminded them that, “Trophies are not for starters but for finishers who have played according to the rules of the game”.
A total number of 792 corps members participated in the ceremony. Seven Corps members were to repeat their service; two of them are for extension of service, as a disciplinary action, while five got various forms of commendations.
It was gathered that due to the lockdown (sit-at-home) on Thursday, October 21, 2021, all Southeast NYSC formations performed the low key Passing out/ Distribution of Certificate of National Service (CNS) was observed on Friday, October 22, 2021 at the Zonal offices of the scheme.
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