By Kelechi N Anyikwa
Anaku (Ayamelum LGA), June 15, 2019
(MOI) National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members have been urged to practice
the skills they acquired during `Skills' Acquisition and Entrepreneur
Development (SAED)’ after their service year.
NYSC SAED programme is aimed at
turning youths into entrepreneurs after their one year mandatory service.
SAED provided room for acquisition of
knowledge in the area of agriculture, building, ICT, bead-making, shoe and
Head, Department of Community
Development, Ayamelum LGA, Mrs Theresa Uzoechina said this while speaking
during an interview at Anaku.
``It is no longer news that there are
no white collar jobs anywhere in the country. These skill acquisition trainings
have been introduced to encourage entrepreneurship in order to enhance the
nation's economic growth.
``I urge corps members, especially,
the 2018 Batch `B’ stream 1 members that will be passing out in July to utilise
the skills learnt during their service year so as to be self reliant,’’ she
Mrs Uzoechina expressed regrets that
a great percentage of graduates engage in unlawful practices as a result of
``Some of our youths choose to remain
idle even after learning skills during youth service and it has led some of
them to conceive suicides, which has become a trend.’’
Mrs Uzoechina, then, called on all
corps members in the area to shun social vices, avoid joining bad gangs.
She also prayed that the state
government would provide adequate social amenities for members in the hard to
reach areas. (MOI)