One of the leading telecommunications companies in Nigeria, 9mobile, has promised to provide toll-free emergency lines for the National Youth Service Corps as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.
The Company’s Executive Director in charge of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, Abdulrahman Ado, disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim.
He said the emergency lines would enable Corps members reach dedicated help lines of the NYSC and security agencies when in distressed situation.
The Executive Director also presented a proposal for partnership on employment generation for Corps members, which involved the implementation of E-Learning Digital Skills Centre at each of the NYSC Orientation Camps.
The Centres, he said, would train the Corps members in digital skills and entrepreneurship, and also provide them opportunities to become business process outsource specialists.
In his response, the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, said the empowerment of Corps members through entrepreneurial training was one of the focal points of his policy thrust, adding that the Scheme would welcome offer of assistance from credible stakeholders.
Ibrahim thanked 9mobile for its interest in the empowerment of youth, noting that its proposal would be beneficial to the Scheme in its bid to equip Corps members for self-employment and wealth creation.
He spoke of the NYSC Mega Skill Centres constructed for the North-East and South-West Geo-political zones in Gombe and Ekiti States respectively through public-private-partnership, and called on 9mobile and other private sector organizations to assist in providing similar facilities in other zones of the country.