NYSC DG Advises Outgoing Corps Members To Acquire Skills, Become Entrepreneurs

Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has advised the 2020 Batch ‘A’ corps members passing out from service to learn a skill and follow the path of entrepreneurship.

Ibrahim told the members who were completing their national service today (Thursday) that their predecessors who heeded the counsel of acquiring a skill were now self-employed, thereby helping to boost the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

“As you bow out from Service today, it is important to reiterate that the era of seeking only for white collar jobs is over.

“I therefore admonish you to put to good use, the various skills that you have been imparted with, through the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme which is a gateway to self-employment and financial freedom.

“Note that many of your predecessors who listened to this counsel are today business owners and employers of labour, contributing immensely to the country’s GDP,” he said in a statement posted on NYSC’s Facebook page.

He also warned against the eagerness to get rich quick, adding that such lifestyle could cut short their lives.

“As you disengage from National Service, I implore you to remain good ambassadors of the Scheme and responsible role models to other youths.

“Avoid all forms of social vices, especially the get-rich-mania which has landed so many in prison, with not a few losing their lives too.

“I hasten to add that you work hard, put your trust in God, and He shall surely bless your worthy efforts with success,” he added.

The scheme is compulsory is for all those who graduated from Nigerian Tertiary institutions.