- NYSC Reveals Plan to Launch Job Portal Soon.
- Governor Akinwunmi Ambode counseled batch B Corps Members to take advantage of public funds.
- Lagos State government renovated the 2,500-bed capacity orientation camp for NYSC
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has revealed plans to launch a job portal where corps members' requisite skills and qualifications would be shared with employers to match their employment needs.
Lagos State coordinator of NYSC, Prince Mohammed Momoh told The Nation in an interview during the Swearing-in ceremony of 2,482 Batch B corps members that the portal had been approved by the NYSC Director-General, Brig-Gen Sule Kazaure, after a test run.
Prince Momoh said “We piloted a job portal in Lagos. After perfecting it, we have deployed it. It has been approved by the DG and should be launched in the course of the year.”
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode counseled the 2,482 batch B stream 1 corps members to take advantage of public funds to start businesses after the training they will be given in orientation camp.
Represented by the Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Mr Oluseye Oladejo, the Governor said “I enjoin you to pay special attention to the Skill Acquisition Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) initiative which is part of activities developed to empower and prepare you for life after service.”
“The Lagos State Government has established the Employment Trust Fund which provides financial support to Lagos State residents and National Youth Service Corps members serving in Lagos State and who have received camp and post-camp SAED training.”
“Through this fund, you stand to benefit from a start-up capital to ensure you become job creators and not job seekers upon the completion of your national assignment,” Governor Ambode said.
The NYSC coordinator, Momoh thanked the Lagos State government for renovating the 2,500-bed capacity orientation camp located in Iyana- Ipaja, Lagos.
Momoh said “We appealed to the Governor and he came to our aid. He mobilised a contractor to give us this renovation. He not only re-painted the building but repaired the toilets and the electrification. Every part of the camp was touched,” he said.
The oath of allegiance was administered on the nysc 2017 Batch B Stream 1 Corps Members by the Chief Judge of Lagos, justice Opeyemi Oke represented by Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye.