NYSC to encourage corps members with start-up loans- D-G

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By Isaiah Eka

 The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has restated its commitment to partnering with financial institutions to provide start-up loans to corps members to become entrepreneurs.

The Director-General of NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Mohammad Fadah, reiterated this on Tuesday at the closing of the orientation course for 2022 Batch ‘B’, stream two, corps members, at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikot Itie Udung in Nsit Atai Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.

Fadah, who was represented by State Coordinator, Mrs Chinyere Ekwe, said that the effort would boost self-reliance and encourage corps members to contribute to the economy.

He commended the corps members for their commitment to the entrepreneurial training conducted in camp under the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme.

The NYSC D-G encouraged corps members to build on the skills acquired by availing themselves of post-camp training opportunities in order to hone their skills.

“On our part, we are liaising with financial institutions and other stakeholders with a view to providing start-up loans to enable you to actualise your business dreams.

“I wish to assure you that management will continue to explore avenues for optimising the impact of the programme,” Fadah said.

The D-G, however, warned corps members against using social media to promote hatred, advising that they should rather use the platform to promote unity, peace, and prosperity of the nation.

He also advised the corps members to be security conscious at all times and appealed employers to accept and make the necessary provisions for the welfare of corps members posted to their organisations.

“I also call on other stakeholders, including state, local government authorities and traditional rulers, to give the necessary encouragement to the corps members,”  Fadah said. (NAN)