The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure has advised Corps Members to utilize the opportunities of service year to empower themselves towards becoming wealth creators.
He said NYSC introduced Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme into the Orientation Course content in order to enable Corps Members become job creators and not job seekers.
Kazaure stated this today in Kaiama while addressing Corps Members deployed to Bayelsa State for 2018 Batch “B” Orientation Course.
He added that the era of salaried jobs has gone which has rendered millions of youths unemployed across the country.
The NYSC boss said diligence, loyalty, patriotism and self determination are essential ingredients that every potential successful entrepreneur must abide with.
Speaking further, he urged the Corp Members to add value to their host communities by providing their felt needs through developmental projects.
“Don’t leave your host communities at the end of the service year without adding value to them. Try and leave good legacies and also remember to add value to yourselves as you continue your service year”, Kazaure said.
The NYSC helmsman during the visit further advised the Corps Members to avoid night parties, lone movements and unnecessary journeys.
Bayelsa State Coordinator, Mrs Bolade Lotto in her remarks, called on the State Government to complete the proposed Permanent Orientation Camp because the present camp was an existing Secondary School that lacks some basic amenities.
She commended the Commander, Headquarters 16 Brigade, Nigerian Army Elebele and the Branch Controller, Central Bank of Nigeria, Yenagoa, for supplying water to the camp on daily basis.
Lotto told General Kazaure that a total of 1,595 Corps Members comprising 852 males and 743 Females were registered in the camp.