The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Sulaiman Kazaure, has charged Corps Members to maximize the abundant opportunities of the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development in the Scheme to create jobs and become employers of labour.
He stated this on Thursday at the NYSC Delta State Orientation Camp in Issele-Uku, while addressing the 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream Two Corps Members deployed to Edo and Delta States after their swearing-in ceremony.
Brigadier General Kazaure said job creation is the only panacea to the increasing rate of unemployment in the country.
He also advised the Corps Members to be patriotic to the ideals of a united Nigeria, shun all forms of social vices and respect the culture of their host communities while emphasising the need to integrate fully with their host communities and learn new cultural values.
In the NYSC boss’ words, “Avoid indecent dressing, dress like graduates and be security conscious at all times”.
During the swearing-in ceremony earlier in the day, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who was represented by his deputy, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro advised the Corps Members to leave indelible footprints in the state through the provision of developmental projects.
EduCeleb.com reports that the Delta State Coordinator, Mr Ayodele Omotade told the audience that all camp activities have been progressing without a hitch.
He stated that a total of One thousand, five hundred and eighty-nine Corps Members (1,589) comprising seven hundred and seventy-six (776) males and eight hundred and thirteen (813) females were registered for Delta State while Edo State has eight hundred and sixty-eight (868) Corps Members comprising four hundred and eighty-one (481) males and three hundred and eighty-seven (387) females took the Oath of Allegiance at the ceremony.
The corps members had already been deployed to their respective places of primary assignnment to begin the compulsory one year national service as expected of every Nigerian graduate.