By Marie-Therese Nanlong
Jos—THE National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has resuscitated its moribund farm settlements in Bauchi, Kebbi, Oyo and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
The NYSC Director-General, Brigadier-General Suleiman Kazaure, also noted that the scheme has almost completed the integrated Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Centre in Gombe and Ekiti states to give the graduates the enabling environment to be self-reliant at completion of the service year.
The DG, who spoke yesterday during his welcome remark at the 2017 NYSC Annual Management Conference in Jos, the Plateau State capital, noted that the event was an avenue for critical review of policies and operations, which will add value to the NYSC scheme.
According to him, “the choice of this year’s theme, Enhancing the Operations of the NYSC Through Strategic Planning, is informed by our determination to set the agenda for deliberations to consolidate on the successes of the previous year.
“We have continued to build on the successes of the previous administrations; our modest achievements include promotion of industrial harmony and staff motivation through robust welfare packages and training.
“Others are the resuscitation of the once moribund NYSC farm settlements in Bauchi, Kebbi, Oyo and FCT, near completion of the integrated Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Centres in Gombe and Ekiti states, respectively, and the ongoing construction of the one for South-South at Ezi, Delta State.”
Also, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Adeshola Olushola, who represented the Minister, Solomon Dalung, pledged the ministry’s continued support for the goals of the scheme to be achieved.