The Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, programme in Rivers state, Chinwendu Chukwu, has called for aggressive youth empowerment and the adoption of the NYSC skill acquisition model to help curb youth restiveness and insecurity in Nigeria.
Chukwu, made the call while presiding over the 2021 Batch A Stream 2 swearing in ceremony for corps members deployed to Rivers state at the NYSC permanent orientation camp, Nonwa-Gbam in Tai Local Government Area of the state.
He said since 2012 when the NYSC skill acquisition programme was first introduced, its impact on corps members has been phenomenal as it has greatly reduced unemployment among graduate youths.
The NYSC boss further used the occasion to call on the government at all levels and the Organized Private Sector to key into the NYSC skill acquisition model in order to empower the youths and offer them a sustainable means of livelihood.
The leader of NYSC in Rivers State also said when the youths are actively engaged with a sustainable means of livelihood, the waves of insecurity ravaging the nation will become a thing of the past.
He congratulated the corps members for their initiation into the noble NYSC Scheme and wished them a successful orientation.
Earlier, the Chief Judge of Rivers state, who was represented by Hon. Justice Iheanyichukwu Wodi, had administered the oath of allegiance on the corps members.
Our correspondent reports that a total of 2350 corps members were sworn in during the ceremony.