Brigadier General Muhammad Fadah, the director general of the National Youths Service Corps, stated on Wednesday that competent corps members will greatly benefit from the NYSC Trust Fund, which the National Assembly recently enacted into law.
According to Fadah, the National Assembly on Tuesday voted the NYSC Trust Fund Establishment Bill into law, and it is now awaiting the president’s signature.
The DG made this statement while visiting the NYSC Orientation Camp in Ikare-Akoko, the administrative center of Ondo State’s Akoko North-East Local Government Area.
The NYSC boss believes that in order for corps members to take advantage of the trust fund once it begins to operate, they must have the appropriate capabilities.
“In the 1970s and early 1980s, the federal, state, and local governments will look for you to come and work for them. Now, that era is over. That is why the scheme established the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurial Development programmes for you. Please take advantage of this situation.
“Get a skill. You may not know when that skill will be useful to you. Please avail yourself. Just go and train yourself in a skill. The NYSC Trust Fund was passed yesterday (Tuesday) by the National Assembly. It is just left for the President to assent to it.
“When it becomes law, at the end of your service year, every one of you will have a token that you can use to establish your business.”
The state’s NYSC coordinator, Victoria Ani, welcomed the director general and announced that a total of 1,311 corps members, including 330 men and 978 women, were registered in the camp.
“I wish to assure you that our activities in camp are not compromised. The corps members are already in high spirit, receiving lectures and participating in the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme, which has kicked off,” Ani stated.
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