By Olayemi Esan, Abuja
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has tasked the outgoing Corps members to use the entrepreneurship skills they acquired during the service year to engage in gainful businesses.
NYSC Coordinator in Kano State, Hajiya Aisha Tata-Mohammed gave the charge in an interview with Newsmen on Thursday in Kano.
Tata-Mohammed, who spoke on activities to mark the Passing out of 2019 Batch “C” Stream I corps members, also enjoined them to shun vices and be good ambassadors of the country.
She said that the Corps members were exposed to various trades during the service year under its entrepreneurship development programmes.
The Coordinator said the programmes were designed to develop entrepreneurial skills that would help them set up their businesses and contribute to the social and economic development of the country.
Commenting further, the Coordinator said that 1,996 corps members who completed the service year were issued with certificates in a low key ceremony in compliance with the COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Tata-Mohammed said that the out going Corps members comprise of 1,197 males and 798 females.
She said the benefiting Corps members conducted community awareness creation activities on Coronavirus to stem further spread of the pandemic.
The Coordinator commended Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State for the support to the scheme.
Amoo Kehinde-Daniel and Oluwadamilare Abraham, two of the award recipients, said they conducted sensitisation activities at Tarauni Local Government Area of the state.
Abraham said the exercise was designed to educate communities on the dangers and preventive tips of the disease.