NYSC tasks youth corps members’ employers on mentorship

NYSC tasks youth corps members’ employers on mentorship

By Victor Nwachukwu, Owerri.


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has called on corps members’ employers to provide mentorship for NYSC members serving in their respective establishments.


The Acting Director-General of NYSC, Mrs Christy Uba, gave the advice at the closing of the orientation course for the 2022 Batch ‘C’ Stream II of NYSC members deployed to Imo, at the permanent orientation camp at Eziama Obaire, Nkwerre Local Government Area of the state.


Uba, who was epresented by the NYSC Coordinator in Imo, Mrs Rachael Idaewor, stressed that such mentorship would enable the youth corps members to develop their capacity and potential.


She also advised the NYSC members to exhibit commitment, dedication and responsibility, urging them to be good ambassadors of the scheme, their respective families and educational institutions.


She also advised them to undertake personal and group Community Development Service (CDS) projects that would add value to the living standards of the residents of their host communities.


Uba said: “Mentorship brings out the best in youth corps members and charts the way forward; I urge you to embrace it.


“May I also remind you dear youth corps members that the scheme does not confer immunity on members from legal consequences and wrongdoing. You must always remain law-abiding and of good conduct.


“However, management remains committed to making adequate provisions for the safety and security of members, as the scheme is in liaison with security agencies and other critical stakeholders, with a view to addressing essential
needs in any given service year.”


Uba confirmed the receipt of impressive reports on the youth corps members’ participation in the entrepreneurial training aspect of the NYSC Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme.


She urged corps members to build on the skills acquired in camp by availing themselves of further opportunities for post-camp training, adding that this would go a long way in empowering them to become self-reliant.

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