Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State encouraged the youth corps to continue their post-camp training in Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) considering the nature of the labor market.
He made the call at the official closing ceremony of the 2023 Batch ‘C’ Stream I Orientation Course held in Giray Local Government Area on Tuesday.
Represented by the Deputy Governor, Professor Kaletapwa Falauta, the governor said this would help them become job creators rather than job seekers.
He said, “I am particularly pleased to learn of the new collaboration between NYSC, NNPC and Industrial Bank to train youth corps members in financial literacy.
“I am also pleased that a grant of N10 million will be made available to those who successfully pass the necessary stages to set up their own business.
“This is a great opportunity to achieve financial independence and freedom.”
Mr. Fintiri also advised NYSC members to respect culture and traditions and actively contribute to the development of their host communities.
He urged them to accept their postings with sincerity and to instruct primary and secondary school students to view this as a noble and golden opportunity for leadership.
Mr Fintiri warned employers not to refuse to send youth group members to their establishments.
In his speech, Adamawa’s NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Zingi Dennis, highly praised Mr. Fintiri’s “love and passion for the NYSC program”.
He urged the youth corps to maintain the spirit of patriotism, hard work and resilience imbibed during the orientation course.
It added: “In this regard, I would like to remind you of the oath of allegiance you pledged to accept your submissions in good faith.
“I urge you to perform your duties diligently and in accordance with the provisions of the NYSC Act and Bylaws, as well as the rules and regulations of your workplace.”
Gingi further appealed to the corps’ employers to accommodate the contingent and take necessary measures for their welfare.