NYSC DG charges corps members on self-employment
The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure, has charged corps members to embrace the option of establishing small or medium scale businesses after their service year instead of searching for white collar jobs.
According to a statement signed by the Acting Director Press and Public Relations Unit of the scheme, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, he gave the charge while addressing the 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream Two Corps members deployed to Gombe, Nasarawa and Plateau states.
Kazaure told them that the era of salaried jobs was gradually fading away while unemployment was increasing among graduate youths.
He said there were numerous opportunities of becoming self-employed through the NYSC Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme.
He reminded the corps members that the NYSC management has gone into partnership with some financial institutions including Bank of Industry, Central Bank and others, that are ready to give loans to interested corps members with good business proposals.
“There is no job out there and l don’t want anyone of you to be jobless after your service year. Try and embrace the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme of the NYSC”, he said.