.By Bashir Rabe Mani
Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General, National Youths Service Corps Scheme (NYSC), has advised Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) to imbibe the spirit of dignity of labour, while striving for self-employment.
Ibrahim gave the advice on Saturday while addressing the PCMs at the Permanent Orientation Camp, Kaiama, Bayelsa.
This is contained in a statement issued by Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, the Director, Press and Public Relations Unit, NYSC, in Abuja on Sunday.
According to the statement: “While reminding them that salaried jobs were hard to come by, the Director-General stressed the need for them to avail themselves of the opportunities provided through the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme of the scheme.
“Ibrahim spoke of a number of ex-SAED trainees, who are now owners of flourishing businesses.
“Some that decided to learn automobile repairs and fashion design were mocked by friends, who saw no reason why graduates should go for such vocations, but they remained focused.
“Today, apart from reaping fortunes from their businesses, they have also trained and empowered hundreds of youths of the host communities.
“So, I advise you to identify your talents, be focused on your dreams: pursue them with passion and the sky will be your limit.”
The director-general further urged them to ensure healthy interactions during the orientation course and be in the vanguard for the promotion of national unity and integration throughout the service year and beyond.
He stressed the need for strict compliance with the COVID-19 prevention protocols.