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Abiodun, NYSC DG, others enjoin youths to embrace vocational skills

By Waliat Musa
02 December 2021   |   3:48 am
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, and the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, have urged corps members in the state to take full advantage of Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development...

[FILES] Dapo Abiodun. Photo/facebook.com/ogsgofficial

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, and the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, have urged corps members in the state to take full advantage of Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) opportunities offered by the scheme to achieve self-development and employment.

They made the call on Tuesday during the commissioning of the skills’ centre at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Sagamu, Ogun State.

They spoke shortly after the coordinator of the scheme in Ogun State, Dr. Belinda Faniyi, explained that the centre was designed to impact lives of corps members positively and provide opportunity for self-development and managerial skills needed by the teeming young graduates to actualise their dreams through a solid foundation for future jobs.

The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Mrs. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, advised corps members to continue in the path of learning various skills to enable them contribute positively to the development of the nation.

The NYSC DG described the establishment of the centre as a demonstration of the scheme’s commitment to the welfare of corps members by providing a conducive environment to enable them get potential for personal and national development.

SIMILARLY, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), said youths must be encouraged to engage in vocational skills to shun all forms of social vices in the country, saying: “When a youth is empowered, he will contribute meaningfully to the nation’s economy.”

Faniyi said: “NYSC Ogun State will be the first formation nationwide to have an e-library, archive and museum in the SAED centre in the orientation camp. The impact of the facility on the corps members and the public remain unquantifiable.”