In the latest news from the NYSC, the World Bank has expressed its willingness to collaborate with the National Youth Service Corps in initiatives aimed at youth empowerment, job creation, and skills development for Corps Members.
During a visit to the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters in Maitama, Abuja, Elena Glinskaya, the Lead Economist of the World Bank Youth Employment and Skills Development Team, praised the NYSC for introducing Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development into the Orientation Course program. She acknowledged the positive impact of vocational training in the camp, which has enabled many Corps Members to become self-reliant.
Glinskaya expressed the team’s interest in gaining insights from the NYSC’s extensive knowledge and experience in youth empowerment. She emphasized the importance of understanding the NYSC program for anyone working on youth employment issues in Nigeria.
In response, Brigadier General YD Ahmed, the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, reiterated the NYSC’s commitment to promoting national unity and integration. He highlighted the NYSC’s ongoing efforts to empower Corps Members with vocational skills during their time at the Orientation Camp since 2012, resulting in the self-reliance of numerous former Corps Members in various fields.
Ahmed informed the World Bank team that one of his administration’s key priorities is to advance the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development program of the NYSC. He reaffirmed his strong determination to promote self-reliance among Corps Members.
The Director General expressed his gratitude to the World Bank for their supportive gesture and assistance.