The call towards self reliance and wealth creation was reiterated yesterday by President Goodluck Jonathan who advised 2012 Batch A corps members who just concluded their national service to the nation, to stop looking for white collar jobs.
The president’s speech, which was read by the Ondo State Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, Alhaji Yekini Olanipekun, at the passing-out ceremony yesterday in Akure, said his administration introduced skills acquisition programmes to make Nigerian youths self employed.
“The present administration remains focused on youth empowerment, which will be pursued using the platforms of the Sure-P; You Win and other programmes. I therefore implore you to cooperate and support this administration to reduce the current level of unemployment,” he said.
The out-going corps members were also advised by the NYSC coordinator in the state, Mr. Isiaka Kuoye, to learn skills that will make them self reliant. He said 12 out of the 1, 946 corps members, who had proven to be worthy ambassadors during the service year, will receive awards and commendations from the NYSC.