DAMATURU – No fewer than 936 Corps Members of 2018 Batch ‘C’ stream one have been trained under the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Yobe State.
Mrs. Grace J Adzer, the Coordinator of NYSC in the state, disclosed this when she declared the SAED programme closed at the Potiskum Temporary Camp site on Friday. .
Adzer explained that the programme was aimed empowering Corps members with marketable and entrepreneurial skills as a solution to scarce job opportunities in the country.
She said: “The purpose of this training is to equip you with marketable skills that can engage you economically before you get that white collar job”
Adzer also said that the Corps members were also exposed to numerous skills and idea for future development.
“Hold on to this training and develop it because if you follow it with passion, you can be job creators yourselves,”she added
Earlier, the head of SAED NYSC Programme, Ibrahim Margima Ishidi, said the Corps members were trained in different skill areas, including fashion design, shoe making, fisheries, food processing, ICT, Aluminum fabrication and installation and building and construction.
Some of the Corps members who took part in the training lauded the NYSC scheme for the discipline and knowledge they received on campaign and promised to build on them.
Olalekan Olaniyi, Information Communication Technology (ICT) graduate, who was trained on Fishery and Poultry, said he could now start Fishery and Poultry business because of the exposure.
He added: “I sincerely appreciate the government for initiating the SAED programme, fishery is a very good entrepreneurship, I will practice what I have learnt “.