Over 1m Corps members trained on entrepreneurship development- DG

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The Director General National Youths Service Corp NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has disclosed that one million four hundred thousand Corps members had so far been sensitized and trained on entrepreneurship development.

This disclosure was made while he paida courtesy visit to his counterpart of the Industrial Training Fund ITF, Sir Joseph Ari in Jos, Plateau State recently, adding that many of them had already established successful businesses.

The National Youth Service Corps and the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) agreed to set up a technical committee to reinvigorate their partnership on the empowerment of Corps members for self-employment.

The Director-General expressed confidence that more feats would be achieved if the Scheme was availed of the technical support of ITF while commended the ITF for its good job, and assured of commitment to further strengthening the cordial working relationship between the two Agencies. Responding, the ITF Director-General Sir Joseph Ari welcomed the renewed commitment of the NYSC Management to the partnership on empowerment of Corps members.

Ari disclosed that the ITF had already designed a programme called ‘Graduate Up-Skilling,’ which would enable youths learn vocational and entrepreneurship skills for self-employment at the end of their academic pursuits.

He said the programme which was in alignment with models in Brazil, Germany and Israel, would be beneficial to the country. He congratulated the NYSC Director-General on the feats achieved so far since his appointment. “I am sure that given your pedigree and your track records in other places you have worked, many landmark achievements will be recorded in the Scheme.

“I have read news of your exploits, and I have no doubt in my mind that you are a visionary leader, who has come to NYSC to make contributions for the benefit of our great country,” he said.

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