The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim on Thursday said efforts were ongoing to get the Federal Government’s (FG’s) approval for the establishment of a Trust Fund for the scheme.
He said the fund will help provide funding supports for Corps Members to start their businesses after undergoing the NYSC Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) training.
Ibrahim stated this while addressing Corps Members during his visit to the FCT Orientation Camp in Kubwa, Abuja.
He said part of the fund would also be used to maintain camp facilities and finance other needs of the Scheme.
He urged Corps members to embrace the SAED Programme which was designed to expose them to vocational training that would make them business owners and wealth creators and not seekers of salaried jobs.
“Jobs are very scarce to get but drive your vision with passion and contentment and the sky will be your limit,” the DG said.
Also, he advised them to identify the felt needs of their host communities and initiate laudable projects that would improve their standard of living.
“Adhere to the rules in your places of Primary Assignment. Be good ambassadors of the NYSC Scheme and use the Social Media responsibly,” he advised.