Mrs. Christy Uba, Acting Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has appealed for the support of all stakeholders in the call for establishment of NYSC Trust Fund which is already awaiting accent by the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Uba who was represented by NYSC Adamawa coordinator, Mr Jingi Denis said that this would enhance the smooth operations of the Scheme, especially by addressing the challenges of infrastructure and providing start-up capital for corps members.
“May I also request all Stakeholders to render support towards the success of our Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD).
“HIRD is aimed at providing easy access to free and qualitative health care, especially for the rural poor”, she said.
Uba called on the corps members to understand that orientation Course is the first Cardinal Programme of NYSC, which is aimed at introducing them to the objectives and programmes of the Scheme.
“It is designed to prepare you for the tasks of the Service Year through trainings on Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development, leadership coaching, paramilitary drills.
“And other physical activities, as well as sensitization on topical national issues, amongst others.
“I therefore, enjoin you to take advantage of this golden opportunity to participate in all the Camp activities”, she said.
She further encourage the corps members to avail themselves of the opportunities for self-employment offered through the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) Programme.
Uba said this would help them to be self-reliance and employers of labour instead of waiting for white-collar jobs which are not readily available.
She also urge them to avoid using social media for spreading fake news, fueling hatred and other negative purposes, and instead deploy the same for the promotion of national unity and development.
Justice Hafsatu Abdulrahman, acting Chief Judge Adamawa State represented by High Court Judge, Justice Helen Hammanjoda administered the oath of allegiance to 1,000 corps members deployed to Adamawa for the service year.