the Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General S. Z. Kazaure has explained why the compulsory skills acquisition and entrepreneurship programme for all corps members was introduced into the service year, saying it will enable corps members become job creators rather than seeking scarce white collar jobs after the mandatory one-year national programme.
The director-general of NYSC, Brigadier-General S.Z. Kazaure, who made this known during a visit to corps members undergoing orientation programme at the NYSC Orientation Camp Kaiama in Kolokuma/Opokuma local government area of Bayelsa State, noted that the need to halt unemployment informed the decision to introduce compulsory skills acquisition and entrepreneurship programme for corps members during the service year.
Kazaure urged the corps members to create jobs for others, noting that having passion for entrepreneurship and skills acquisition is a sure way for solving the unemployment problem of young graduates.
Brig. Gen. Kazaure however assured corps members of his commitment to ensuring welfare and security for all corps members across the nation and urged corps members to respect the culture and tradition of their host communities, and avoid unauthorised journey and night parties.
He emphasised the need for corps members to stay away from the use of hard drugs, and commended the management for the high level of sensitization of the corps members against the use of illicit drugs and other social vices.
Earlier, the Bayelsa State coordinator of the NYSC, Mr. Anthony Ekeocha noted that a total of 1725 corps members made up of 845 males and 880 females were registered for the 2016 Batch ‘A’ exercise in the state.
He described the corps members as highly disciplined and patriotic and commended them for their cooperation inspite of limited camp facilities.
Mr. Ekeocha who commended the Bayelsa state government for constructing a new orientation camp for the scheme appealed for the early completion of the project to ease the challenges experienced by corps members and camp officials during orientation exercises.