Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri has urged youth corps members to complete their post-camp training in Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) given the state of the job market.
He made the announcement on Tuesday during the formal closing ceremony of the orientation course for the 2023 Batch ‘C’ stream I in Girei Local Government Area.
The governor, through his Deputy, Prof. Kaletapwa Farauta, stated that this would enable them to create jobs rather than just look for them.
He said “I am particularly happy to learn about the new collaboration between the NYSC, NNPC, and Bank of Industry to train youth corps members on financial literacy.
“I am also happy that an N10-million grant will be provided to those who successfully undergo the required stages in order for them to set up their own businesses.
“This is a golden opportunity to achieve your financial independence and freedom.”
Fintiri further counselled the NYSC members to respect customs and cultures and make constructive contributions to the advancement of their host communities.
He asked those deployed to primary and secondary schools to view their posting as an honourable and wonderful opportunity to assist the younger ones, and he urged them to accept their assignment in good faith.
Fintiri cautioned employers not to turn away youth corps participants assigned to their facilities.
The NYSC Coordinator for Adamawa, Mr. Jingi Denis, expressed gratitude to Fintiri in his speech “for his love and passion for the NYSC scheme.”
He exhorted the young corps members to maintain the work ethic, perseverance, and sense of patriotism that they had learned throughout the Orientation Course.
He added “In this regard, I would like to remind you of the oath of allegiance you took in which you pledged to accept your postings in good faith.
“I enjoin you to perform your duties with diligence and be guided by the provisions of the NYSC Act and Bye-Laws, as well as workplace rules and regulations.”