By Adejumoke Alebiosu
Alhaji Ahmed Ikaka, Director, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), South East Area Office, Enugu, has described the NYSC scheme as master key that unlocks padlocks to doors leading to employment.
Ikaka made the assertion recently at the Permanent Orientation Camp, Umuawulu/Mbaukwu, Anambra State while declaring open the just concluded 2020 Batch ‘B’ stream 1 B, inter platoon drills competition and presentation of trophies and cash gifts to winning groups.
He advised corps members to show particular interest in the skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurial Development (SAED) training which is capable of turning them to wealth creators, stressing that no nation could grow beyond the skills of her citizens.
Ikaka said: ‘The NYSC scheme provides the master key that opens padlocks to the shut doors leading to employment.
‘Corps members should therefore show particular interest in the SAED training as it is capable of making them employers of themselves and others,’.
Underscoring the importance of security, the Director urged the corps members to carry with them their identity cards at all times, just as he implored them to avoid keeping late nights and accepting gifts from unknown persons.
‘You should also avoid wrong use of the social media and peddling of fake news that incite people to carry out acts of violence,’ the Director advised.