NYSC, CBN, BOI Parner to Finance Corps Members’ Startups
Corps members have been told to take advantage of the different opportunities presented by the National Youth Service Corps Scheme.
The NYSC Director General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim gave this advice while addressing the 2020 Batch B stream 1B prospective corps members deployed to Ogun at the Sagamu Orientation Camp.
The Director General said, the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme has been designed to make corps members self reliant; adding that they do not need to roam the streets looking for non-existence white collar jobs if they take the SAED programme seriously.
“NYSC has partnered with Bank of Industry, Central Bank of Nigeria, NYSC Foundation, among others who are willing to avail loans for Startups.
The Federal Government recently established the #75 billion naira Youth Trust Fund, and the minister is eager and willing to encourage the corps members to participate so that they can be beneficiaries.
The President also established the National Young Farmers Scheme, and for Corps members going into farming, they would be given land and funds to go into business.” he said.
Ibrahim cautioned the corps members against using social media to propagate fake news, rather they should use it to promote unity, love, and social integration.
He urged the corps members to always observe all the COVID-19 protocols while in camp and when out of camp.
The NYSC Helmsman who frowned at unauthorized journeys by corps members revealed that most of the death of Corps members during the service year were as a result of road accidents. He urged them to minimise travellings during the service year and if they must travel, proper permission should be taken which will be granted by the State Coordinator.
He advised the corps members to be security conscious while cautioning them against night parties, night travels and boarding roadside vehicles.