Change job-seekers' mentality, NYSC DG tells corps members
BRIGADIER-General Suleiman Kazaure, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Director-General, has tasked corps members to adopt an entrepreneurship mentality rather than that of job-seekers to attain financial independence.
He made the call while addressing the 2017 Batch 'B' Stream 1 Corps members deployed to Ogun State during his official visit to the NYSC Permanent Orientation Group in Sagamu, Ogun State recently.
Kazaure, who was represented by Mrs. Adetokunbo Idowu, a director in the NYSC, said the scheme had become more innovative to ensure the youths were better engaged after their service year. He urged them not to seek white-colar jobs which were non-existent but rather develop their potentials for entrepreneurship excellence. Kazaure advised the corps members to avail themselves of the opportunity for self-employment through the NYSC Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme.
“The NYSC has provided all the tools and support your need to develop your capacity to the fullest, it now depends on you, there is no short-cut to success but by hard work.
“Of all the programmes outlined for you during the orientation, there is none more important that you must fully participate in than the SAED programme.
“I want you to create your own jobs by being creative and innovative, you must strive to be labour employers rather than labour seekers.
“Please don't look for white-collar jobs, your skills and potentials can serve you better in the way of realising your dreams” he added.