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FG To Boost NYSC Skills Training For Corps Members LATEST NEWS

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Habeeblah Olamilekan
Kwara state polytechnic,ilorin
Masscommunication
Graduate, Nigeria.
BRIG-GEN. Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-
General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC),
says the Federal Government had assured the
scheme of better support to improve
entrepreneurship and skills training for corps
members.

Ibrahim said this at the scheme’s 2019 Batch
‘B’ pre-mobilisation workshop, which held at
the Nigeria National Merit Awards House,
Maitama, in Abuja.

The director-general said that the Federal
Government’s support would target improving
the number of corps members participating in
its Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship
Development (SAED) Programme.

According to him, the move becomes
necessary to increase the number of youths
who are less reliant on white collar jobs, are
self-sufficient and employers of labour.

The director-general assured that the scheme
would continue to ensure the security and
safety of all corps members during the service
year.

“The Federal Government has given us the
assurance that we will receive all the support
we need to increase corps members’
participation in the SAED programme.
“This is because we need more youths to be
trained in various skill sets in order to be self-
sufficient and employers of labour.

“In terms of security, we are always in touch
with all security agencies; we ensure corps
members everywhere are fully briefed on their
security and the numbers of security personnel
and organisations near them is distributed to
them in case of emergencies.

“We have a policy on the ground with respect
to posting of corps members. Corps members
are not posted to states that have security
challenges.

“Corps members are also given the option of
serving or not serving in states in the North-
East. They choose whether they want to
remain in those states or wish to be
redeployed.

“This is because we have corps members who
willingly and readily choose to serve in those
states but any state we notice has security
challenges, we do not post corps members
there,’’ Ibrahim said.

He reiterated his commitment to achieving his
five-point agenda for the scheme, including
ensuring that the scheme remained fully
technology-driven.
The director-general said that rehabilitation of
camp facilities nationwide was the
responsibility of state governments.

He said that the scheme would continue to
work with states to ensure that facilities are
fully functional and adequately provided for
corps members at all times.

Ibrahim said that the pre-mobilisation
workshop was held to discuss the challenges
encountered at the last mobilisation process,
and to chart a way forward to address the
problems and improve on services.

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello,
while declaring the pre-mobilisation workshop
open, assured the scheme of the support of
his administration towards improving facilities
at the NYSC camp.

The minister, who was represented by Mrs
Safiya Umar, the Secretary, Social
Development Secretariat, FCTA, assured that
the security and welfare of corps members
deployed to the FCT would remain a top
priority for the administration.

“I commend the scheme and corps members
for their courage, resilience and high sense of
responsibility in moving the country forward by
participating in the conduct of the 2019
General Elections.’’

The minister said that the selfless service of
the young men and women mobilised by the
scheme over the years had brought about
positive transformations in the education,
agriculture and health sectors as well as rural
infrastructure.

Mrs Nnenna Ukonu, the NYSC Director, Corps
Mobilisation, said earlier that the workshop
was held at the beginning of every
mobilisation year to review the performance of
the previous exercise and identify challenges.

Nnenna said that this was done with a view to
proffering solutions to the problems in order to
achieve a seamless exercise in the future.

The director of the corps mobilisation said
that though the scheme recorded successes in
the last orientation, it observed some lapses
and common errors in the process.

“This we intend to address with the critical
stakeholders and come up with lasting
solutions to the challenges encountered during
previous uploads by Corps Producing
Institutions (CPI),” Nnenna said.

The theme for the 2019 Batch B pre-
mobilisation workshop was, “Achieving Greater
Efficiency in the NYSC Mobilisation Process:
The Role of Stakeholders’.’

The workshop had in attendance stakeholders
and heads of federal agencies including the
National Universities Commission (NUC) and
National Board for Technical Education
(NBTE).

Others are the Joint Admission and
Matriculation Board (JAMB) and all NYSC
deployment and reschedule officers from the
36 states of the Federation, including the FCT.

source:- tribuneonlineng.com/215289/
FG To Boost NYSC Skills Training For Corps Members LATEST NEWS - NYSC

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