Gombe: Embrace skills acquisition programme for self-reliance, NYSC urges corps members
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged corps members deployed to Gombe State to embrace the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme (SAEP) for self-reliance.
Alhaji Ladan Baba, the Director, NYSC North-East Area Office, gave the advice on Monday during his visit to the 2021 Batch ‘C’ Stream I Corps members at the NYSC Temporary Orientation Camp in Amada, Gombe State.
Baba explained that corps members had been taking advantage of the SAEP to create wealth and became employers of labour, hence the need for those in camp to take a cue from them.
He also encouraged the corps members to carry out Community Development Service Projects by initiating, mobilising resources and executing viable projects in their host communities.
According to him, rural communities may be considered as difficult terrains but “goldmine and other treasures of God are hidden in difficult terrains,” he stated.
Baba further urged corps members to take proper permission through the right channel before embarking on a journey outside the state while discouraging unnecessary and night journeys.
On COVID-19, Baba advised camp officials and corps members to take the COVID-19 vaccination, adding that it would guard against the spread of the dreaded virus and urged all to be vaccinated.
“We all must adhere to the COVID-19 safety measures within and outside the camp in order to mitigate the spread of the virus.’’
The highlight of the visit was a presentation of the award to the Gombe state Coordinator NYSC, Mrs Ada Imoni by Alhaji Baba.
Baba stated that the commendation and award were for her prompt reportage of activities of the scheme and her administrative qualities.