The UN Assistant Secretary General & United Nations Institute for Training & Research ( UNITAR ) executive Director Mrs Sally Fegan-Wyles met with the Director General for the National Youth Service Corps Brigadier general Johnson Olawumi to finalise the partnership between the two organisations. The program, introduced by Mrs Fegan-Wyles, is aimed at gearing corps members towards being self employment.
The program will begin with the training of the NYSC staff (ToT) and will be centred around the General Health and Safety Environment. The aim is to have these training courses delivered to corps members during their 3 week stay at their respective state orientation camps.
After Mrs Fegan-Wyles’ address the DG thanked her and the rest of the delegates for their visit. He stated that the partnership was welcomed news as NYSC’s main preoccupation has always been youth development. The DG added that training corps members to be self-employed was the main aim of SAED & this partnership will, to a large extent, promote that. The DG also urged the delegation to use the UN volunteers platform as a means to exposing corps members to job and other opportunities both within & outside of the UN system.
Before their meeting closed Mrs Sally Fegan-Wyles presenting a gift to the DG and in turn the DG presented a plaque and copies of the NYSC magazine to the Exec Dir UNITAR Mrs. Sally Fegan-Wyles. She then signed the visitors book, after which group pictures of the Exec Dir UNITAR, the DG, Dir SAED and ODA delegates were taken.