NYSC: DG lauds FG on Nigerian youth empowerment

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The Director-General of National Youths Service Corp, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has praised the Federal Government for its various programmes aimed at empowering the Nigerian youths.

He made the commendation while addressing the 2020 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1A Corps members at the new NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Okada, Edo State on Monday.

Shuaibu noted that the establishment of the Seventy-Five Billion Naira Nigerian Youth Investment Fund (NYIF), the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES), and the National Young Farmers’ Scheme (NYFS), amongst others would go a long way in making the youth self-employed and turn around the economy.

He said the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme was also aimed at equipping Corps members with skills as well as linking them with funding sources to enable them establish their dream businesses.

The Director-General reminded them that white collar jobs were not readily available, and urged them  to avail themselves of the opportunities provided by the Government through the empowerment programmes.

“Embrace the unique opportunities of Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme of the NYSC Scheme to become job and wealth creators”, he said.

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