NYSC Corpers To Become COMPULSORY Farmers For 365 Days
You may have celebrated your graduation from university with family and friends at a loud party where almost everything served as refreshment were mostly imported.
You may also be seeking some form of adventure while you answer the call to national duty. Well... the federal government has made plans to ensure you are actively engaged all through the service year.
If you have been posted to Bauchi, Oyo, Kebbi and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja; you may just be one step away from becoming a full time farmer.
The Director General of the NYSC, Suleiman Kazaure, says the scheme will soon begin posting corps members to farms immediately after the 3 weeks orientation exercise.
“It should interest you to know that the NYSC will soon begin its agricultural development scheme where corps members will be posted to farms for their primary assignments.
“Already the NYSC has acquired active farmlands across the nation’s geopolitical zones with four already fully operational in Kwali, Bauchi, Oyo and Kebbi.
“After this orientation programme for the Batch ‘A’ corps members, we will begin posting some of them to these farms as a pilot phase", he said.
He advised them to take advantage and maximise the benefits of the newly reformed NYSCs Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme.
“The NYSC has provided all the tools and support you need to develop your capacity to the fullest, it now depends on you, there is no short cut to success but by hard work.
“Of all the programmes outlined for you during the orientation, there is none more important that you must fully participate in than the SAED programme.
“I want you to create your own jobs by being creative and innovative, you must strive to be labour employers rather than labour seekers", he added.