The Director-General, Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure, has advised Corps members to embrace the option of establishing small or medium scale businesses after their service year instead of searching for white collar jobs.
He said the era of salaried job is gradually fading away while unemployment is increasing among graduate youths.
Kazaure gave this advice today while addressing the 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream Two Corps members deployed to Gombe, Nasarawa and Plateau states, currently having their Orientation at NYSC Camp in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The DG said there are numerous opportunities of becoming self-employed through the NYSC Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme.
He reminded the Corps Members that the NYSC Management has gone into partnership with some financial institutions including Bank of Industry, Central Bank and others, that are ready to give loans to interested Corps Members with good business proposals.
“There is no job out there and l don’t want anyone of you to be jobless after your service year. Try and embrace Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme of the NYSC”, he said.
The Director-General further enjoined them to be diligent and also remember that it takes patience and strong determination to succeed in life.
He also urged the Corps Members to be security conscious bearing in mind that they are in new environments.
Earlier, NYSC Plateau State Coordinator, Mrs Olufunmilayo Akin-Moses, said all Corps Members in camp were of good behaviour while Camp Officials have demonstrated high level of teamwork.
‘A total of 2,272 Corps Members comprising 851 Females and 1,433 Males were registered for the three States participating in the Orientation Exercise’.
‘Plateau has 826 Males and 641 Females, Gombe registered 319 Males and 61 Females while Nasarawa registered 277 Males and 149 Females’, Akin-Moses said.