Wednesday, 31 May 2017

NYSC to Post Corp Members to Farms, As NYSC Acquires Farmlands Across the Nation

Brig-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), said on Monday in an interview during his visit to the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Sagamu, Ogun  disclosed that the scheme would  soon begin posting of  corps members to  farms.

He said that the move to deploy corps members to farms  was in line with  the  agricultural development programme of the NYSC.

Kazaure who revealed that the NYSC has concluded preparations to begin the posting at the conclusion of the three-week orientation exercise also said that Bauchi, Oyo, Kebbi and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, had been earmarked for the pilot phase.

In his words:
“It should interest you to know that the NYSC will soon begin its agricultural development scheme where corps members will be posted to farms for their primary assignments."

“Already the NYSC has acquired active farmlands across the nation’s geopolitical zones with four already fully operational in Kwali, Bauchi, Oyo and Kebbi."

“After this orientation programme for the Batch ‘A’ corps members, we will begin posting some of them to these farms as a pilot phase."

“Though we are starting with four states for now, we will integrate the other states as time goes, the project is ongoing."

The NYSC boss who said with this, corp members will begin their journey to financial freedom urging them not to go after white-collar jobs which he said were non-existent but rather develop their potentials for entrepreneurship excellence.

“The NYSC has provided all the tools and support you need to develop your capacity to the fullest, it now depends on you, there is no short cut to success but by hard work."

“Of all the programmes outlined for you during the orientation, there is none more important that you must fully participate in than the SAED programme."

“I want you to create your own jobs by being creative and innovative, you must strive to be labour employers rather than labour seekers.
“Please don’t look for white-collar jobs, your skills and potentials can serve you better in the way of realising your dreams,” he said.

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