Corps members have been charged to go all out and invest in their future by aggressively embarking on businesses through various skills learnt during the orientation course organised for them.
The Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Ondo State, Mrs. Grace Akpabio, gave the challenge during the Skill Acquisition and Enterpreneurship Department, SAED, inter-platoon competitions signalling the end of ten days intensive in-camp training for 1,772 corps members who showed keen interest.
Speaking on the benefits of the training, the Akpabio said that NYSC had provided conducive atmosphere and level playing ground for them to excel.
“Gentlemen corps members, you are the next set of Dangotes, Adenugas, Elumelus that the country is looking forward to produce. The Federal Government through the NYSC has created a level playing ground for you all to exhibit and display your creative ingenuity.
“You will succeed in life if you believe in your ability to surmount all the challenges that come your way. The great men and women in business world did not become instant successes when they started but with focus, perseverance and right attitude, they are where they are today.”
She argued that if they could put as much as energy as they did in their educational pursuit into doing business, they would succeed.
The NYSC boss announced that the scheme, in collaboration with many financial institutions would finance their dream projects after submitting bankable proposals to the lending institutions.
The institutions, he said, included Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Bank of Industry (BOI) and Bank of Agriculture (BOA).
In her welcome remarks, the Assistant Director/Head, SAED, Mrs. Itohan Ehimwenma, expressed her gratitude to all the trainers who despite the little discomfort gave their best to the corps members.
Mrs. Ehimwenma equally expressed her appreciation to the NYSC management in Ondo State for always treating the matters concerning SAED with utmost importance and priority.
She did not fail to recognise the invaluable support of some of the trainers who released their materials and equipments free of any charges to assist the aspirations of the corps members.
Mrs. Ehimwenma charged the corps members to take advantage of their training to make a long lasting impression in the business world.
The inter-platoon competition produced many emerging entrepreneurs that are believed to be capable of storming the world with their creativity and ingenuity perfected during the ten days intensive training.
The competition showed the uncommon display of artistry in Cake Baking, Fashion Designing and Leather Work where representatives of various platoons went away with good prizes.