The National Youth Service Corps has once again restated its commitment to the welfare of Corps Members, including the provision of conducive environment to enable them develop their potentials for national development.
NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim stated this today while commissioning an ultra-modern clinic inside NYSC Ondo State Orientation Camp in Ikare-Akoko.
He said that the clinic was anchored on the need to ensure the well-being of all Corps Members – a key policy thrust of the Scheme as they are a critical national asset that must be taken care of.
He also directed that the clinic should provide medical services to the host community.
It was later taken over and completed by the NYSC Ondo State Secretariat, with support from good-spirited individuals from lkareland.
Addressing the Corps Members, the Director-General charged them to embrace Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme of the Scheme that would make them become job-creators, instead of trudging the streets of Nigeria in search scarcely available white collar jobs.
“Salaried jobs are scarce to get nowadays and l urge you to key into the in-camp and post-camp training that would make you self-employed and wealth creators,” he said.
He added that;
“Efforts are on-going to establish NYSC Trust Fund that will provide start-up capitals for all Corps Members as they are exiting service so that they can establish their vocational business in line with the skills they acquire during the service year.”