By Festus Ahon
DIRECTOR-General, DG of the Natonal Youth Service Corp, NYSC, Major General SZ Kazare, has performed the ground breaking ceremony for the Digital Learning Center of the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development, SAED in Delta State.
Performing the ground breaking ceremony at at the NYSC orientation camp ground, Issele-Uku, headquarters of Aniocha North Local Government Area, Kazare said SAED is out to tackle the menace of unemployment and underemployment experienced by graduates who are turned out of school annually.
The DG who was represented by the NYSC SAED Director, Mr. Nuhu Kwaghe, said the scheme has the support and goodwill of government and people.
He said “with the introduction of the SAED programme, we will be talking about NYSC as a tool for national and international development”, disclosing that “in the 60s, NYSC Nigeria built what the Gambian government enjoys today”.
Earlier in his remarks, Delta State Coordinator, NYSC, Mr. Ayodele Benjamin Omotade, said the Digital Learning Center is an addition to the existing ones in the country, “especially in a camp that is the fastest developing in terms of expansion and value addition to facilities at our training centers”.
Omotade said when the project comes on stream, the NYSC orientation camp in the state would be a model and destination for an all-around complete and inclusive training of corps members.
Mr. Udoka Uzoka, who spoke on behalf of the sponsor said, Intelia, who is the client, was ready to tackle the challenges of unemployment through digital literacy and employability training for corp members.
He disclosed that corp members who participate in the programme would be automatically captured into a database service where their network of partners could access corp members’ profile and extend employment opportunities where appropriate.