The Director-Common, Nationwide Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-Common Shuaibu Ibrahim, on Tuesday assured corps members of efforts by the Federal Authorities to deal with the unemployment fee in Nigeria.
Gen Ibrahim made this recognized in Bauchi in the course of the swearing-in ceremony of the 2021 Batch B Stream 2 corps members within the state, including that the federal government is leaving no stone unturned to deal with the difficulty headlong.
“As you’re already conscious, the speed of graduates’ unemployment is of nice concern to us as a nation.
“Fortunately, the Federal Authorities and different stakeholders are leaving no stone unturned within the efforts to deal with this problem as clearly demonstrated by way of numerous insurance policies and programmes,” Ibrahim stated.
Represented by the Bauchi State NYSC Coordinator, Hamisu Abubakar, the DG knowledgeable that the Scheme being proactive in getting ready corps members for employment and wealth creation was meticulous within the implementation of its Talent Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Growth (SAED) Programme.
In accordance with the DG, “as a Scheme that’s conscious of prevailing nationwide wants, the NYSC can also be assiduous within the implementation of its Talent Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Growth programme.
“This programme is supposed to organize corps members for self-employment and wealth creation by way of vocational and entrepreneurial coaching in addition to linkage with monetary establishments and different funding sources for enterprise start-up financing.”
He then appealed to Corps members at present taking part within the three-week orientation train to avail themselves of the chance of being self-employed as a substitute of trying to find the hardly ever obtainable white-collar jobs on the finish of their service 12 months.
Explaining the Corps’ insistence on testing potential corps members of COVID-19, Gen Ibrahim submitted that the orientation train was being performed at a time when Nigeria and the world at massive have been stepping up efforts to stamp out the dreaded pandemic.
In accordance with him, NYSC had demonstrated its dedication to combating COVID-19 illness by way of measures taken in collaboration with the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID -19 (PSC) and the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC).
“This consists of our insistence on testing potential corps members, course officers and guests for virus earlier than admission to the camp, enforcement of bodily distancing, carrying of face masks and provision of handwashing factors at strategic areas amongst others,” the DG knowledgeable.
Whereas appreciating the PSC on C0VID-19 and the NCDC for his or her assist and steering in the direction of secure and environment friendly conduct of the orientation train, Gen Ibrahim counseled the Federal Authorities for its unwavering assist to the Scheme as demonstrated by way of the sustained provision of sources for the sleek conduct of its operations.
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