As part of the strategy to reduce unemployment in Nigeria, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), and a private estate developer, Hall 7 Project, have concluded plans to build a skill acquisition centre and train Corps Members and other youths.
Plans to build the facility followed a discussion between the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim and the Chief Executive Officer of Hall 7 Project, Olayinka Braimoh, in Abuja.
Addressing pressmen after a meeting between both parties, Ibrahim said he was at his host’s office for the duo to revisit an agreement earlier reached by the two entities on the construction of a skills acquisition centre at Ezi Community, Delta State.
The NYSC DG further stated that the expansion of the NYSC’s Skills Acquisition Programme was one of the five policy thrust statements of his administration which underscored the vigour with which he pursued it.
Earlier, Braimoh revealed that his company and NYSC had already signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the issue at hand.
He further stated that a curriculum for various skill sets had already been developed, awaiting NYSC’s approval for work to begin; and expressed delight at the Director- General’s passion for the project to come to fruition.
“The inspiration behind the philanthropic gesture was his desire to give back to the society, for the benefit of mankind”, Braimoh added.
He commended the NYSC for its unwavering commitment to youth empowerment over the years, through skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development training