By Adejumoke Alebiosu
Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, NYSC Director-General, recently joined other dignitaries to witness the swearing-in ceremony of 2020 Batch ‘B’ Prospective Corps Members deployed Abuja held at the FCT Orientation Camp in Kubwa Abuja
DG advises Corps Members to develop their skills and embrace dignity of labour while striving towards self employment
Ibrahim gave this advice at the FCT Orientation Camp in Kubwa while addressing the 2020 Batch ‘B’ Corps Members. The Director-General admonished the Corps Members to embrace the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme that was introduced to make them self-reliant.
‘Don’t wait for white collar jobs. Respect the dignity of labour, be focused and be committed. Discover your talents and work towards harnessing them and the sky will be your limit,’ he said.
Ibrahim also advised them to key into Federal Government’s Youth Investment Trust Fund and National Young Farmers’ Scheme, especially for those of them interested in agriculture.
While educating the Corps Members on the four cardinal programmes of the NYSC, the DG advised them to be patriotic and always be of good conduct, ‘As future leaders, you must be exemplary in your conduct and serve as role models.’ He added
He also urged the Corps Members to avoid negative use of the social media, but use them for the promotion of national unity and integration.
“Shun religious intolerance and ethnic bigotry. Be in the vanguad for the promotion of national unity and integration” he said.
The Director-General also advised them to be security conscious, avoid social vices and any act capable of jeopardizing their future.
A total of 619 Prospective Corps Members comprising 104 males and 515 females took the Oath of Allegiance which was administered by Justice Modupe Osho Adebiyi on behalf of Honourable Justice Salisu Garba, The FCT Acting Chief Judge.