The Director General , National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-Gen. Shu’aibu Ibrahim, has reiterated the resolve of the Scheme ito utilise the creativity of Corps Members to produce Made- in-Nigeria products.
He said this vision is being achieved through the Skills Acquisition and Entreprenuership Development (SAED), as the Scheme engages Corps Members who work in NYSC Garment Factory, Table water, Bakery and Farms for production.
Gen. Shu’aibu was speaking when he received the management of a Non- Governmental Organisation , Business VISA Training Company LTD, who were on a courtesy visit to him.
He stated that as a strategic policy thrust of his administration, the NYSC has keyed into the Federal Government’s drive at implementing Executive Order 004 on effective utilisation of local content in producing truly Nigerian made products, thereby accelerating the growth of the economy.
The DG further revealed that the NYSC, while still discharging its primary responsibility of promoting national unity, is not oblivious of the need to encourage self reliance among graduate youth through many empowerment programmes.
He cited the inauguration of the NYSC Cultural Troupe and other ventures as relevant steps towards this direction, stressing that the troupe brings to the fore, the cultural diversities in the country.
Earlier in his remarks, the Chief Executive of the Company, Alh. Sani Garba, appreciated the NYSC for its many interventions towards youth empowerment, and solicited for a partnership towards engaging Corps Members in the use of local contents to create viable products.
He said his company is ready to harness the potentials of Corps Members by identifying commodities in high demand within their host communities and training them on specific skills to produce them.
While commending the giant strides of the Director General in giving NYSC a new lease of life, the CEO indicated keen interest in a robust collaboration in this regard.