- Senator Ajibola Basiru has sent a strong warning to prospective corps members regarding employment opportunities after service year
- The senator has said to the corps members that they should use the one-year compulsory service to acquire new skills and enrich the nation's economy
- Basiru urged the corps members to develop their God-given talent, noting that there is no vacancy for them in civil service
Following the rising rate of unemployment in the country, occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, Senator Ajibola Basiru, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, has advised corps members to develop skills instead of waiting for employment into the civil service after their one-year mandatory service.
The Punch reported that Basiru gave this advice in a statement titled, “Contribute to economy through skill acquisition,” which was made available to our correspondent on Thursday, September 9, in Abuja.
The lawmaker spoke at an event tagged skills and entrepreneurial programme organised for youth corps members on Wednesday, September 8, at the National Youth Service Corps Orientation Camp in Ede, Osun State.
The Senator charged the young Nigerians to develop their entrepreneurial skills to fit seamlessly into the present economic reality.
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“The days of waiting endlessly for job opportunities in government agencies can no longer be sustained economically.
“Over 70 per cent of the Federal Government budget is going into debt servicing and overhead and there are little resources available for core economic activities.
“However, the situation is not as gloomy as people paint it.”
He, therefore, urged the corps members to contribute to the economy with their skills which are in high demands.
Recall that a member House of Representatives, representing Iseyin, Iwajowa, Itesiwaju, and Kajola Federal Constituency, Shina Peller, charged the prospective corps members of the 2021 Batch’B’ stream II orientation course to strive to be assets and not liabilities, Vanguard report indicates.
He urged the corps members to be problem solvers and face the outside world with determination.
Corps Member Donates Digital Library to NYSC During Service, Photos of Project Amazes Nigerians
A corps member with the name Ahmad Abubakar has made a big donation of a digital library to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) as his personal Community Development Service (CDS) project.
According to the NYSC Facebook post, the corps member said that normal libraries are becoming a thing of old all over the world, and that is why the need for digital libraries is important.
The young man added that he decided to work on the project because he wants to help the service to enrich its resourcefulness to corps members and staff.
NYSC DG Honours Corps Member with His Presence after She Gave Birth to Male Twins, Adorable Photos Warm Hearts
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Nasarawa state, Adamgba Clara Sewuese, has given birth to a set of male twins.
Sewuese was visited at the hospital by the Director General (DG) of the scheme, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim.
The disclosure was made on Facebook by NYSC, which stated that Ibrahim appealed to the medical director of the hospital, Doctor Eno Enang, to properly take care of the lady and her kids.