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We have taken NYSC Project As one of Our Serious Projects, Says Okowa


Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

Delta state Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa says the state government has taken the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the state Project as one of its serious projects with major development in Collaborative efforts in Skills Aquisition Scheme that will enhance the productive of the Corps members during their service delivery.

The state Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr Ifeanyi Egwunyenga who spoke to Journalists at the weekend on behalf of the state Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa on the Skills Aquisition Scheme partnership in Asaba, said that the state government was committed to the development of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Scheme in the state, adding that” the Governor being a youth friendly administrator,has made sure that the policies and structures designed for the state must have impact on youths in such a way that they would be able to project what the state will do in the near future since the youths are future leaders”

While urging corps members to see the opportunity of their service as a life changing opportunity, the Commissioner advised them to show more interest in the Skills Aquisition Scheme partnership with a view to enhancing their productivity on and after their service in the state, adding that” the Governor has this long vision for NYSC Scheme partnership and the importance of training people and why he wants youths in the state to be self employed”.

He called for robust Collaboration between the NYSC stakeholders in the state and the state government with a view to evolving ways of moving the scheme, especially with the introduction of Skills Aquisition training for the Corps members and reiterated the Okowa’s administration’s Committment towards revamping development at the NYSC Project at all times

The Commissioner while Commending the state Coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs Olutayo Samuel for her motherly role to Corps members in the state, however assured her of the his ministry’s Support to the Scheme, disclosing that the various developments were being carried out at the NYSC Permeant Camp at Issele Uku Community to ensure Corps members’ Comfort, adding” there is need for the Corps members to be disciplined for which the Scheme was known for and not eroded because it’s not just posting Corps members to Ministries but it’s very important to have a very strong monitoring units to ensure that Compliance is effective”

He said it was also important that the process which included the information and training process,corps members should go through skills aquisition within 11 months of their service year become more critical to enable them be absorbed into the secular world, adding that the state government would provide the enabling environment for them to be trained before they pass out of their service in the state

The state NYSC Coordinator , Mrs Olutayo Samuel had last week expressed gratitude to the state government on its Committment towards the development of the NYSC Scheme partnership in the state and Commended the Commissioner for Youth Development Mr Ifeanyi Egwunyenga for ensuring Programmes and activities are taken seriously through its ministry

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