Public and private sector organizations utilizing the services of Corps members have been asked to help them to acquire proper experience and exposure.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State made the call at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Batch ‘B’ Pre-Orientation workshop in Calabar.
He said that could be achieved through adequate incorporation of the Corps members into the workings of the organizations.
The Governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Professor Evara Esu, also called on communities to ensure full assimilation of the youths on national service without cultural or religious bias.
He adds: “Only through this can we bring about the desired national cohesion that the Scheme seeks to achieve as the NYSC holds a veritable key to our desired national peace and unity”.
Professor Ayade expressed delight at the promotion of skills acquisition and entrepreneurial development by the scheme.
“This is in line with the policy thrust of my administration as we seek to diversify our state’s economy and shore up our revenue base through the promotion agriculture and establishment of industries,” he said.
He called on corps members to pay attention the skills acquisition programme throughout the service year so as to become enablers of self-employment.
Ayade, who described the NYSC as the most enduring national programme in Nigeria, assured of continued cooperation of the state government.
The pre-orientation workshop is being attended by the NYSC top management team, State Coordinators, Deputy Directors, Camp Directors Designate, Camp Commandants Designate and PRS officers of NYSC State Secretariats.
The first business session featured titled: “Re-invigorating the NYSC Orientation Course to Achieve the Desired Objectives of the Scheme” presented by a Director of the National Productivity Centre, Mrs. Aor Adebimpe.