The Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps, Brigadier General Muhammad Fadah has advised corps members to be equipped with the necessary skills in order to benefit from the NYSC Trust22-Jun-2022 Fund by the time it will take off.
Brigadier General Fadah gave the advice during his visit to the NYSC Orientation Camp in Ikare-Akoko, headquarters of Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State.
He disclosed that the NYSC Trust Fund Establishment Bill was passed into law by the National Assembly on Tuesday and awaiting the presidential assent.
According to the Director General, NYSC Trust Fund, would be of immense benefit to only skilled corps members.
Brigadier General Fadah pointed out that the era of searching for graduates for government jobs had passed, hence the need for Corps members to take advantage of the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurial Development programmes established for them by the scheme.
He said “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.”
In her remarks, the state NYSC Coordinator, Victoria Ani expressed the hope that the visit of the director general would further encourage the corps members to take skill acquisition more seriously.
“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.