NYSC, IHSD to collaborate on humanitarian training for corps members

The National Youth Service Corps and Institute For Humanitarian Studies and Social Development are set to train Corps Members on humanitarian services.

This request was made today by the President/Chairman of the Governing Council of the Institute, Ambassador Adamu Babangida Ibrahim, when he led other members of the council on a courtesy visit to the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters in Abuja.

IHSD Chairman described NYSC as the only institution that offers selfless community development services to the public, added that Corps Members’ roles in rural development cannot be under-estimated.

He lauded the Scheme for its numerous community development projects by Corps Members over the past fifty years, which has benefitted many communities across the country.

He also applauded the Director General and other Managers of the Scheme for mentoring Corps Members on self-reliance, leadership roles and societal values.

Ambassador Ibrahim added that the synergy with NYSC would enable Corps Members understand the dynamics and importance of humanitarian and also tap into the potentials of building up careers in the sector through volunteerism.

In his remarks, the NYSC Director General, Brigadier General Yushau Dogara Ahmed said there was a need for professional humanitarians in the society.

He commended the council for its efforts since inception till date.

General Ahmed also promised to look into the request with a view to cement the relationship.


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