The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig- Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has inaugurated the Ultra-modern Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development training centre built for the training of corps members and other interested members of the public.
The centre was donated to the NYSC orientation camp in Sagamu, Ogun State, by the office of the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The NYSC boss called on the Federal Government to set up a trust fund where corps members can access funds to establish their own businesses, stressing that the trust fund would go a long way in solving the problem of unemployment in the country.
While commending the SDG office for the gesture, Ibrahim urged the Federal government to set up an NYSC trust fund to provide start-up capital for Corp members who might want to develop entrepreneurial skills acquired during their service years. Ibrahim, who stated that the scheme would continue to be responsible and responsive to the development of the corps members, added that the role of entrepreneurship and skills acquisition could not be over-emphasised in the growth of the nation’s economy. He also called for the replication of the centre in other geo-political zones of the nation as part of efforts to reduce the rate of unemployment in the country. Ibrahim said, “We have at all times told our corps members that whitecollar jobs are no longer available anywhere.