The Federal Government has reinstated its commitment towards empowering corps members with skills to enable them become self-employed after their service, this was made known by the Director-General, National Youth service Corps (NYSC) that the Brig-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure on Thursday.
Kazaure stated this when he inspected the NYSC Integrated Skills Acquisition and Vocational Centre project for the North- East zone in Lafiawo town of Akko Local Government in Gombe state , currently under construction.
He said similar centres would be sited in each of the six geopolitical zones of the country.
Kzaure said the projects would not only enable the corps members to be self-employed, but also become employees of labour after their service year.
“When we come on board, we discovered that we have problem of post-camp training in skills acquisition and therefore decided to initiate a project in the six geo-political zones.
“If you look at the number of corps members we are producing, no government or private organizations can employ all of them,” he said.
According to him, the project is being embarked upon in collaboration with Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bank of Industry (BOI).
Kazaure expressed his satisfaction with the level of work on the projects in the state and urged the contractor to maintain standard.
Mr Ibeh Chidube, NYSC Coordinator in Gombe said that the centre had the capacity to accommodate 500 corps members and 20 facilitators.
He then commended the effort of the D-G for his initiative, and Gombe state government, for their support.
Source : ( PM News )