From: Ali Abare, Gombe
Director General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-Gen. Sule Kazaure, has urged corps members to pay more attention on skills acquisition program for their own benefit during and after the service.
Kazaure gave the advice during his visit to the 2016 batch ‘B’ corps members posted to Gombe State, on Sunday, at Amada village in Akko Local Government Area of the state.
He said presently white-collar jobs are no longer available like before, hence the need for corps members to attend the program regularly to be well trained in various skills.
Said he, “What I want you to do my children are to pay attention on skills acquisition, why I am saying that is you are all aware that white-collar jobs are no longer available like before and I don’t want my children to be running around from one place to another looking for job that is not there”, he said.
He also advised them to respect the culture and tradition of their host communities and to report any suspicious characters to security agencies.
Kazaure called on them to avoid unnecessary journey and attending night party except in their lodge as well as dirking bear.
“When you are in your host community respect their culture and tradition, try and understand the dos and don’ts of your host community and abide by it.
“If they don’t want to see you in mini scat don’t wear that when you are going out, if they don’t want you to be taken alcohol outside so be it, if you want to take it, take it in your room”, he advised.
He further called on them to initiate projects that would add value in their host communities as part of the Community Development Service (CDS).
Gombe State coordinator NYSC thanked and appreciated the visit of the DG to Gombe.
He appealed to the DG for intervention in the provision of a permanent orientation camp by the state government for effective running of camp activities in the state.
He explained that the temporary side is a secondary school and NTSC activities are affecting the students even as he lamented that the student some times destroy facilities before the next orientation program.