The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, has urged Corps members to be creative and innovative, following increasing rate of unemployment in the society.
The DG made the call on Thursday during his visit to 2016 Batch ‘B’ Stream 11, Corps members at the Kogi State Orientation Camp, Asaya, Kabba.
Kazaure, represented by the Acting Director, Management Ventures, National Directorate Abuja, urged the corps members to allow the orientation exercise to make them a changed person.
“The NYSC has brought you here for 21 days of tedious work to build you up, empower your entrepreneurial skills and makes you a changed person.
“This orientation will equip you with practical, social, leadership and entrepreneurial skills, inculcate discipline, confidence and good ethics required to face life’s inevitable challenges,” he said.
He called on them to participate in all camp activities, skill acquisitions programmes to enhance their creative and innovative abilities, and shun all forms of unethical behaviours in the camp.
In her speech, the State Coordinator, Mrs Ngozi Nwatarali, said the interaction in the camp has been fruitful as the corps members were in high spirit and more focused to have a successful orientation and subsequently a hitch-free service year.
She said the corps members have been adequately briefed on the NYSC objectives, camp rules and discipline, security tips, skills acquisition, posting policy, among others.
“Adequate security measures and several other preparations had been put in place to ensure a successful camping.
“I hereby present to you 2,074 corps members registered in the 2016 Batch ‘B’ Stream 11, in Kogi State; 1084 males and 990 females,” Nwatarali said. (NAN)