Wednesday, November 25, 2015

BOI partner with NYSC to empower corps members

Corp members have been charged to take advantage of the Skills Acquisition Entrepreneurship Development, SAED initiative of the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC scheme and empower themselves instead of waiting for the non-existence white collar jobs.

The Director-General of the Scheme, Brigadier-General Johnson Olawumi gave the charge at the NYSC Camp, Jakatai, Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State where he flagged-off the Graduate Entrepreneurship Fund, GEF for corps members.

The DG disclosed that the programme is being sponsored by the Bank of Industry in partnership with the NYSC scheme and the pilot phase is being implemented in seven states of Abia, Delta, Osun, Lagos, Plateau, Katsina and Taraba.

*NYSC members

He noted that the scheme will continue to improve on trainings, supervision and mentoring of corps members to reduce the penchant and clamour for non-existing white collar jobs and urged benefiting corps members to be determined to create wealth from the opportunity.

He said “I am delighted at the flag-off of the Fund training for corps members sponsored by the Bank of Industry in collaboration with the NYSC for corps members who have expressed interest in acquiring additional skills through the Scheme’s Skills Acquisition Entrepreneurship Development, SAED programme. “Over 500,000 corps members have been trained since inception of the programme in 2012 but we had been faced with challenges of sourcing for start-up capital for corps members’ business proposals.

The intervention of Bank of Industry is a welcome development. “Corps members should take advantage and enroll for subsequent trainings, access the start-up capital and empower themselves and others so as to reduce the menace of unemployment and clamour for non-existing white collar jobs.”

No comments:

Post a Comment