Dr Mariya Mahmoud, Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Tuesday, September 5, Charged corps members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme, to thrive toward becoming wealth creators and employers of labor.
Mahmoud made this known at the closing ceremony of the 2023 Batch B Stream II Orientation Course, at the NYSC FCT Permanent Orientation Camp, Kubwa, FCT, Abuja.
She advised corps members to give their best in the service of the country in their respective place of primary assignment and community.
Consequently, he added that while improving their host community, they should, at the same time, strive to invest in building themselves for self-reliance.
“I am aware that you acquired different skills during the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme in the course of this orientation exercise.
“I enjoin you, therefore, to follow up with the post camp training to master your skills. This is one sure way of becoming self-reliant and reducing post service unemployment among ex-corps members.
“Take advantage of this and become wealth creators and employers of labor in the near future,” she said.
The minister said that the NYSC scheme has attained remarkable milestones in its mission of national integration and development.
She called on the corps members to be worthy ambassadors of the scheme and keep the flag flying.
She noted that nation-building and socio-economic developments were twin areas of vital importance to the country.
“The FCTA believe that you will galvanize your talents and potentials toward enthroning a more united, prosperous and egalitarian nation that will not only be the pride of all but legacy for future generations.
“Wherever you may find yourselves, you must strive to make a difference; spearhead transformation; and promote harmonious interaction and creative development.
“For me, the joy of mentoring the youths is incomparable.
“We have no choice than to inspire and guide them towards becoming responsible citizens that will take over the mantle of leadership of this great country, into the distant future.
“I, therefore, feel very privileged to have become a part of this noble scheme and I will give all my best on this assignment,” she said.
She however, assured corps members of adequate security