The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure, has urged Corps Members to maximize the abundant opportunities of the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development in the Scheme to create jobs and become employers of labour.
He stated this today at Delta State Orientation Camp in Issele-Uku, Aniocha North Local Government area of the state, while addressing the 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream Two Corps Members deployed to Edo and Delta States after their swearing-in ceremony.
Kazaure said job creation is the only panacea to the increasing rate of unemployment in the country.
He also advised the Corps Members to be patriotic to the ideals of a united Nigeria, shun all forms of social vices and respect the culture of their host communities.
The NYSC boss said, ‘Avoid indecent dressing, dress like graduates and be security conscious at all times’.
During the swearing-in ceremony earlier in the day, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who was represented by his deputy, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro, advised the Corps Members to leave indelible footprints in the state through the provision of developmental projects.
He also urged them to integrate fully with their host communities and learn new cultural values.
Delta State Coordinator, Mr Ayodele Omotade, in his introductory address said all camp activities have been progressing without hitch.
He enjoined the Corps Members to be solution providers in the course of their service year and beyond.
Omotade equally urged them to see their call to national service as a call to duty and also an avenue to contribute their quota to the development of their respective states of deployment and the county at large.
He stated that a total of One thousand, five hundred and eighty-nine Corps Members (1,589) comprising seven hundred and seventy-six (776) males and eight hundred and thirteen (813) females were registered for Delta State while Edo State has eight hundred and sixty-eight (868) Corps Members comprising four hundred and eighty-one (481) males and three hundred and eighty-seven (387) females.