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The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps Maj. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim has explained that the training conducted in Orientation camps Corps Members are meant to prepare them for self-employment and wealth creation through vocational and Entrepreneurship training as well as linkage with financial institutions and other funding sources for business start-ups financing.
Speaking while presiding over the Swearing-in ceremony for the 2022 Batch ‘A’stream 1 orientation course at the camp parade ground in Cross River State, the NYSC DG called on every serving corps member not to miss the opportunity offered by the training.
Represented at the exercise by the Cross River State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr. Zemoh Andrew said the skills Acquisition & Entrepreneurship Development program is aimed at making participants become self-employed as the rate of unemployment in the nation keeps increasing.
He said the federal government and other stakeholders are leaving no stone unturned in the efforts to address several challenges through various policies and programmes.
His words, ‘As a scheme that is responsive to the prevailing national needs, the NYSC is also assiduous in the implementation of its skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Program.
The NYSC helmsman used the occasion to thank the House of Representatives for the progress made so far on the bill for the establishment of the NYSC Trust Fund as well as spirited individual support for the proposed trust fund, especially during the Public Hearing conducted by the House Committee on Youths.
He reiterated the need for the support of all stakeholders for the success of other initiatives of the NYSC such as the Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers ( HIRD) which is aimed at providing easier access to free and qualitative health care, especially for the Rural poor.
His words, “in particular I implore well-to-do individuals and the Corporate Bodies to take a cue from Her Excellency, the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr.(Mrs) Aisha Muhammadu Buhari by donating well-equipped ambulance for the operation of the NYSC mobile clinics.
The Director-General called on the Corps members to adhere strictly to the protocol of COVID 19 while on camp.
The high point of the event was the administration of the Oath of Allegiance on the Corps members by the Chief Judge of Cross River State, Justice Akon lkpeme who was represented by the Chief Judge of Obubra high court, Justice Emmanuel Ubua