Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Thursday advised National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members to utilize opportunities present in small-scale businesses in the state.
Tambuwal gave the advice during the passing out of 2021 Batch ”B” Stream 1 Corps members posted to Sokoto State.
”Gentlemen Corps members, the labour market is saturated globally. I understand that it is due to this reality that the NYSC Management has consistently executed the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Training to groom you into finished labour products.
” Our administration has maintained the course of action that will guarantee short and long-term credit facilities to any of you who has viable ideas that will translate into a meaningful endeavour.
”I, therefore, implore you to utilise the experience you have garnered during the service year and exploit the opportunities available to establish small-scale enterprises, which will not only make you self-employed but also employers of labour, ” Tambuwal said.
He further commended Corps members for their contributions to the socio-economic development of the state.
”Your remarkable efforts, particularly in the areas of healthcare, agriculture, social services, rural infrastructure and education will be forever cherished by the government and the good people of Sokoto State and the country at large.
”We express our profound appreciation for your tremendous contribution towards the success of numerous community-based development projects.
”Your commendable efforts are in consonance with our administration’s resolve to provide basic socio-economic amenities to the rural areas, aimed at reducing rural-urban drift,” he said.
In addition, Tambuwal praised the NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers Programme, the fight against HIV/AIDS, the eradication of polio, and the state’s social vices.
He urged them to carry on promoting the positive traits of peace, tranquility, and mutual coexistence among Nigerians, regardless of tribe, ethnicity, or religion, as good representatives of their families.
Earlier, Alhaji Muhammadu Nakamba, the state coordinator for the NYSC program in Sokoto, thanked the administration for providing timely and appropriate funding for the initiative.
Nakamba applauded Tambuwal for placing emphasis on the security and general welfare of Corps members, noting that their primary assignment stipends and other support payments were sent out promptly.
Additionally, he praised Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, for his fatherly support of the program in a number of ways, including his recognition of Distinguished Corps members and other motivating actions.