The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Muhammad Fadah, has advised corps members to acquire vocational skills through the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme.
Fadah gave the charge on Saturday while addressing the 2022 Batch ‘C’ corps members deployed to Kano, Borno and Katsina States at the orientation camps in Kano and Katsina.
This is contained in a statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa.
According to him, when you learn skills you will be able to become self-employed.
He also said that the acquisition of vocational skills would also enable them to create jobs for others.
Fadah also advised the corps members to adhere to the camp rules and regulations.
“Respect the constituted authorities, avoid fraud, cybercrimes, cultism, hard drugs and other vices. Always be good ambassadors of the NYSC,” he added.
He also charged them to identify the needs of their host communities and initiate projects that would improve their living standards.
The director-general further advised the corps members to be in the vanguard for the promotion of national unity and remain disciplined throughout the service year.
He warned them against embarking on unauthorized journeys, adding that if given permission to travel, they should avoid night journeys.
“Be security conscious, and make sure you board vehicles only at designated motor parks,” he said.
The Kano State Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs Aisha Tata, informed the Director-General that the 1,536 corps members registered in the camp were well-behaved.
Meanwhile in the Borno Camp, the Coordinator, Mr Nura Umar stated that all the camp activities were going on smoothly, attributing same to the teamwork and commitment of camp officials as well as the active participation of corps members.
Presenting her situation report, the Katsina State Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs Aishat Mohammed, said the corps members were adapting to the regimented life at the camp.