“I want you to set up small businesses, no matter how small after your service year. I do not want my corps members to be going around offices in the name of seeking for white collar job which is not forthcoming.”

That was the logical advise of Brig.-Gen. Zakari Kazaure, the Director General of National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), to some young Nigerians completing their mandatory one year of national service in Gombe state.

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“Set up your small business no matter how small it is, do not despise your little beginning,” Kazaure told the Batch A Stream 2 corps members at the orientation camp in Amada in Akko Local Government area of the State.

He also appealed to them to shun social vices capable of destroying their future.

But the NYSC boss also has eyes on other things.

He wants the corps members to inter-marry.

“I am encouraging inter-marriages between you; I want all the girls in this camp who are not married to marry, I will gladly attend,” he said.

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In a welcome address, Mr Ibe Tobias, the NYSC Coordinator in Gombe State, said there were no less than 1,470 corps members in the stream 2.