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Corps members advised on vocational, entrepreneurial skills for self-empowerment


The Permanent Secretary, Government House, and Protocol, Mr. Eddy Ogidi-Gbegbaje, has urged youths to acquire vocational and entrepreneurial skills so as to be self-employed, as a means of tackling youth restiveness in the country.

He made the call in Asaba during the send-forth ceremony of the 2018 National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Batch C Stream 1 members who served in the Directorate.

According to the Permanent Secretary, “As vibrant youths, there is no time to waste waiting for white-collar jobs, rather you should acquire vocational skills which will enable you to become self-sufficient and in turn become productive members of society”.


“There is so much you can offer as there are so many entrepreneurial and vocational skills to be learned and with any skill you acquire you can rest assured that you will become wealth creators which will, in turn, boost the economy of the state and the nation”.

He also urged them to desist from crime, which will have a negative impact on their lives as well as the society adding, “You should remember that you come from responsible families and your actions should portray that of a well-behaved person”.

Responding on behalf of the corps members, Mr. Toki Anthony, expressed his gratitude to the permanent Secretary, management, and staff of the Directorate for giving them a conducive working environment.

He further assured the Permanent Secretary of their resolve to be good ambassadors of the state and work hard to become productive members of society.

Highpoint of the occasion was the presentation of gifts to the corps members by top officials of the Directorate.


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