NYSC, NASENI Partner on Corpers Entrepreneurship Skills

NYSC, NASENI Partner on Corpers Entrepreneurship Skills

The National Youth Service Corps has expressed interest in accessing technical support from the National Agency for Scientific and Technical Infrastructure (NASENI) in the area of ​​scaling up entrepreneurial skills for Corps members.
The managing director, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim, made this known on Thursday during a courtesy visit to the agency.
Ibrahim, who commended the management and staff of NASENI for what he described as their marvelous work, noted that many opportunities would be available to Corps members through the activities of the Agency.
He asserted that Nigerian youths were innovative, adding that if given the right environment, their enormous potentials could be harnessed to accelerate the development of the country.
The Director-General recalled the contributions of Corps members to overall national efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic through the production and distribution of face masks, hand sanitizers and liquid soap as well as the manufacturing of items and devices such as disinfectants, dispensers, disinfection chamber and body temperature controller.
He said the NYSC Skills and Entrepreneurship Development program was introduced to empower Corps members to be self-employed and build wealth, adding that many former trainees of the program had set up their own businesses and provided jobs for members of their host communities.
Ibrahim thanked the leadership of NASENI for the opportunities provided to Corps members serving in the Agency and then offered a partnership whereby more Corps members would be assigned to advance their skills.
Earlier in a welcoming address, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of NASENI, Professor Mohammed Sani Haruna, said the agency’s mandate was in the area of ​​research, production and reverse engineering of capital goods, adding that it had carried out interventions in various sectors.
Haruna explained that the agency operates through several one-mandate institutes located in different parts of the country.
The executive vice president listed various products made locally by the agency, including solar panels, small hydroelectric turbines, a smart prepaid meter, a power transformer, a motorcycle, a cargo tricycle, an ultralight helicopter, a unmanned aerial vehicle and agricultural processing machinery, among others. .
He remarked that President Muhammadu Buhari had repositioned the organization for better service delivery.
During the visit, the Director General took part in a guided tour of the agency’s facilities.

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