Governor Agbu Kefas of Taraba State has urged corps members posted to the state for their one-year mandatory service to their father’s land to embrace the Skills Acquisition Entrepreneurship Development Programme.
Kefas said this would enable the corps members to become employers of labour after their service year.
The governor made the appeal at the swearing-in- ceremony for the 2023 Batch ‘C’ steam 1 at the NYSC orientation camp in Sebri, Ardo-Kola council.
He said if the skills are well utilized, it would also discourage the idea of walking around the streets in search of white-collar jobs.
Speaking through the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Indo Markson, Agbu enjoined them to key into the array of training activities lined up for the orientation exercise.
Emphasizing that the orientation course is the gateway to the NYSC scheme, working hard to become self-reliant individuals, he believed has become necessary.
Adding to “It is imperative to inform you that Taraba is a Mini-Nigeria. It is a State that is richly endowed with diverse natural and human resources which you can take advantage of if you equip yourself with the necessary skills.”
Aligning his weight to that of the governor, the state NYSC Coordinator, Anthony Nzoka, beckoned at the corps members to exhibit high moral ideals, commitment, resilience and a sense of responsibility as they go through the training.
He enjoined them to begin now to strategize and plan on how best to contribute to the growth of Taraba and the country at large.
Also charging them to remain steadfast, committed, and law-abiding at all times, the need for them to be security conscious as well as eschewing acts capable of truncating their dreams, the state coordinator of the scheme, said can no longer be overemphasized
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