Corps members will continue to participate in national assignment says NYSC DG
Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Major General Shu’aibu Ibrahim, has assured that corps members will continue to participate in critical national assignments like elections and census.
He said the NYSC scheme has contributed to the development of Nigeria, saying the nation’s education and health sectors will be in serious jeopardy without the contribution of corps members.
Speaking at the commissioning of a multi-billion Naira printing press, the DG said the idea was conceived almost a decade ago, as part of efforts to re-invigorate NYSC ventures.
He said the project was one of the cardinal points of his administration’s policy thrust, adding,”the printing press will be a veritable source of revenue, with attendant increase in remittances to Federal Government coffers.
“Funds realised from the printing press would address infrastructure deficit in the scheme, as well as enhance training and provision of start-up capital for corps members under the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development ((SAED) programme of the agency.
“The printing press would also be part of training platforms of SAED, as interested corps members would be accorded the opportunity to acquire skills in publications and digital printing.
“Youth corps members should therefore make good use of this opportunity, acquire knowledge and skills of printing to be self-employed and the multiplier effects would result in lifting millions of Nigerians out of poverty,” the DG said.