The Director General of NYSC scheme, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has sort out the scheme to take advantage of the creativity of corps members to produce made in Nigeria products.
This vision is being achieved through skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development (SAED), as the Scheme engages corps members who work in NYSC garment factory, table water, bakery and farms for production.
The director general made this know when he received the management of a non governmental organization, Business VISA Training Company LTD who paid him a courtesy visit.
Ibrahim said as a strategic policy thrust of his administration, the NYSC has input in to federal government’s drive at carrying out Executive Order 004 on the effective use of local content in producing made in Nigeria products thereby boosting the growth of the economy.
In addition, the director general disclose that the NYSC, while still carrying out its key responsibility of promoting national unity is not oblivious of the need to encourage self reliance among graduate youth through many empowerment programmes.
He cited the inauguration of the NYSC Cultural Troupe and other ventures as relevant steps towards this direction.
Earlier in his comment, the Chief Executive of the Business VISA Training Company LTD, Sani Garba commended the NYSC scheme for its many interventions towards youth empowerment and solicited for a partnership towards engaging corps members in using local content to create viable products.
He also assure that his company is ready to harness the potentials of corps members by identifying commodities in high demand within their host communities and training them on specific skills to produce them.
While commending the giant steps of the Director General in giving NYSC a new lease of life, the CEO point out his keen interest in a robust collaboration in this regard.