Director-General, Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure, has expressed
happiness over Corps members’ enthusiasm for the Skills Acquisition and
Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme.
He made the remark at the closing ceremony of the in-camp component of
the SAED training for the 2016 Batch ‘B’ (Stream II) Corps members at
the NYSC FCT Permanent Orientation Camp, Kubwa.
Kazaure stressed that white-collar jobs were difficult to get, and
advised the Corps members to continue to avail themselves of the
opportunity provided by the SAED programme to empower themselves with
necessary skills, create jobs and generate wealth to rebuild the
The Director-General, who went round to inspect
various products made by the Corps members, praised their commitment to
acquiring skills while also thanking all the trainers and collaborating
agencies for their support.
“I have no doubt that all of you
have laid a solid foundation of interest in skill acquisition upon which
we now expect you to develop your post-camp training and eventual
“The NYSC Management will stand by you at
all times to secure the necessary funds to establish your businesses,
especially through our collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria,
Heritage Bank and the Bank of Industry,” he said.
Earlier in his
welcome address, the NYSC FCT Coordinator, Mr. AbdulRazak Salawu had
said that the empowerment of Corps members and other youths with skills
for self-employment was necessary in order to enable them contribute to
He said such empowerment would also curb the rate of the youths’ migration to Europe in search of greener pasture.
Salawu praised Kazaure for his commitment to enhancing the gains of the
SAED programme through provision of training manual and other forms of
He appealed for stakeholders’ assistance in the
provision of more training materials that would be fairly sufficient for
the number of participating Corps members in each skill area.
There were goodwill messages from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture
and Rural Development, National Information Technology Development
Agency and the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of
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