Over 7000 serving and past corps members are said to have established various businesses that are thriving after going through the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
Speaking yesterday at the opening ceremony of the maiden SAED festival held in Abuja, Director of SAED, Mrs Mojisola Eboagwu said the successful business corps members learnt their skills through the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme they went through during their orientation course.
She said so far, the programme has sensitized 971,272 corps members which are made up of 546, 254 males and 425, 018 female.
Eboagwu said the festival would feature skills competition in Fashion design, Food processing, leather works, shoe making bead making and ICT hence the essence of the event was to showcase the talents and innovations of the corps members.
On his part, Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure said since the inception of the SAED programme in 2012 there has always been a geometric increase in the number of successive corps members who have recognized the importance of self employment instead of relying on white collar jobs.
Source: Daily Trust