NYSC to utilise youth creativity to produce made in Nigeria goods

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Shu’aibu Ibrahim, has reiterated the resolve of the scheme to utilise the creativity of corps members to mass produce Made-in-Nigeria products to meet high domestic needs.

General Ibrahim stated this when he received the management of a Non- Governmental Organisation , Business VISA Training Company LTD, on a courtesy visit to his office Tuesday.
He said this vision is being achieved through Skills Acquisition and Entreprenuership Development (SAED) as the scheme  engages corps members who work in NYSC Garment Factory, Tablewater,  Bakery and Farms.
He said as a strategic policy thrust of his administration, the NYSC has keyed into federal government’s drive at implementing Executive Order 004 on the effective utilisation of local content in producing Made-in-Nigeria products, thereby accelerating the growth of the economy.

The DG further revealed,  “The NYSC, while still discharging its primary responsibility of promoting national unity,  is not oblivious of the need to encourage self-reliance among graduate youths through many empowerment programmes.”

He therefore, cited the inauguration of the NYSC cultural troupe and other ventures as  relevant steps towards this direction.

The chief executive officer of the NGO, Alh. Sani Garba, appreciated the NYSC for its many interventions towards youth empowerment and solicited for a partnership towards engaging corps members in using local content to create viable products.

He said his company was ready to harness the potential of graduate youths by identifying commodities in high demand within their host communities and training them on specific skills to mass produce them.
While commending the giant strides of the Director-General in giving NYSC a new lease of life, Alh. Garba indicated keen interest in a robust collaboration with NYSC. 

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