The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) have agreed to set up a technical committee to reinvigorate their partnership on the empowerment of corps members for self-employment.
A statement by the director, Press and Public Relations, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, said this decision came when the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, paid a courtesy visit to his counterpart of the ITF, Sir Joseph Ari in Jos, Plateau state.
Ibrahim spoke of the achievements made so far by NYSC through its Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED).
He stated that 1,400,000 corps members had so far been sensitized and trained on entrepreneurship development adding that many of them had already established successful businesses.
The director-general expressed confidence that more feats would be achieved if the scheme was availed of the technical support of ITF.
Ibrahim commended the ITF for its good job and assured of the commitment to further strengthening the cordial working relationship between the two agencies.
Responding, the ITF director-general, Sir Joseph Ari, welcomed the renewed commitment of the NYSC management to the partnership on the empowerment of corps members.
Ari stated that the ITF had already designed a program called ‘Graduate Up-Skilling,’ which would enable youths to learn vocational and entrepreneurship skills for self-employment at the end of their academic pursuits.