ByNews Editor

Dec 16, 2022

Remain committed to Skills Acquisition – Chikezie to Ekiti Corps Members

…as Corps members showcase skills

Hope James

The NYSC Ekiti State Coordinator, Mary Nenna Chikezie, has urged Corps Members in the State to acquire vocational skills through the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development, SAED, programme so as to become self-employed and shield themselves against the galloping issues of unemployment and underemployment in the country.

She said this while addressing the 2022 Batch C Stream II corps members at the SAED exhibition programme at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ise-Orun/Emure, Ekiti State.

According to her, the SAED initiative of the NYSC is to foster and boost self-reliance and entrepreneurship in Nigerian graduates, stating that Corps members should continue post-camp SAED training in their respective Places of Primary Assignment.

“The idea of SAED in camp is to arouse your interest in skills acquisition. You would agree with me that whatever you have learnt is just a bit of the skills. We are enjoining you to continue with the skills acquisition to ensure that the already burning candle does not go into extinction.”

The SAED programme which is part of the Orientation Course content will enable trainers to engage corps members in skills such as Tailoring, Tye and Dye, Make Up/Gele Tying, Hair making, Shoe making, Cosmetology, photography, shoe and bag making etc.

Other highlights of the event were colorful exhibitions by the various segments of the skills while the State Coordinator and other camp officials went round the various skills exhibition stand to observe what was being displayed.