Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has advised passing out corps members not to depend on white collar jobs but be self-employed and employers of labour.
Kazaure gave the advice in Abuja on Thursday as the 2016 Batch B Stream I set of corps members in the FCT completed their service.
He advised the corps members not to be idle or wait for white collar jobs but put into good use the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme (SAED) they participated in during the one year mandatory service.
He said that the programme afforded them the opportunity to learn various skills and urged the corps members to put them into practice.
“Congratulations on a successful service year. You will all agree with me that the journey was not an easy one but you have done well. We thank God for keeping us alive to witness today.
“I want you to consider all you have learned during the service year as something very important; you have been privileged to learn SAED; so, try as much as possible to be self-employed.
“You have been trained and equipped not just to be self employed but employers of labour; so, utilise this opportunity and justify the training you received.”
Kazaure said that the scheme could not hold the passing out ceremony for security reasons.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that no fewer than 4,970 corps members passed out from the 2016 Batch B Stream I service year in the FCT.