The NYSC Director General Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, on Monday afternoon, disclosed in an interview with newsmen, the effort of the corps in tackling graduate unemployment.
The Director General said that the corps is taking advantage of the various youth empowerment schemes initiated by the President Buhari administration to promote entrepreneurship among young graduates in the country.
“Yes, we have started the collaboration with the CBN, BOI and the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development. It started before I came in and now we are looking at ways of expanding it. In the camps, we do skill acquisition for corps members and we are partnering with these organizations and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to provide capital for start-ups.
“You know there are no longer white-collar jobs, so we encourage corp members to take advantage of these opportunities,” he said.
The DG further urged Corps members to promote national unity during their service year as well as develop entrepreneurial skills that would give them an edge in their future endeavors.
“Don’t violate NYSC Bye-Laws. l urge you to take your security very serious. Shun cultism, cybercrime, drug addiction and ethnic bigotry”.
“As Corps Members you are to promote the unity, integration and peaceful co-existence of the country”, he added