Bernice Larryoboh

The Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ekiti State, Alhaji Riko Abdullahi Shuaibu has assured the outgoing 2022 Batch ‘C’ corps members not to lose hope as after their service year.

Shuaibu stated this on Friday while declaring SAED Job Awareness Program open in the state at the Ekiti Parapo Pavilion.

He Expressed optimism that the corps members have been thought on diverse traits which include discipline, humility, and endurance, which is enough to sustain their Post- NYSC service years.

Alhaji Riko added that the event should instead be known as Job creation awareness and not Job seeking awareness, because the scheme has equipped corps members with enough skills during their service year which will make them service/ job providers and not seekers anymore.

Furthermore, the state coordinator urged the outgoing corps members not to undermine whatever skill they have learnt. He advised corps members to jettison the ‘Ja-pa syndrome’ by establishing and using the skills they have learnt to develop Nigeria.

“Don’t undermine whatever skills you can and have gotten. I enjoin you to stay in Nigeria. Don’t relocate to other country. I know many of you are having the intentions to ‘Japa’ whenever the opportunity comes, but i urge you all to stay behind and let us develop this country together, there are a lot of advantages in Nigeria. Encourage yourself to know your country and believe in your country” he concluded.

Similarly, the Assistant Director SAED, Ekiti State, Olaoye T.J, while buttressing the SC’s positions, admonished Corps Members to acquire a skill, adding that those who have no skill before should do so, as qualifications alone is not enough to get a good job.