NYSC is working with different groups to offer corps members free loans – DG

Director-General of NYSC Brig. Gen. Yusha’u Ahmed says that the organization is working with many groups to help corps members get soft loans so that they can support themselves.

The newsmen asked Ahmed this question while he was in Kaduna on Tuesday for the official finishing ceremony of the 2024 Batch ‘A’ Stream ‘2’ orientation course.

He said that the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) program that the corps members had to take as part of their introduction course was a way to help them become self-sufficient and financially independent after their service year.

In his words, the NYSC wanted corps members to be able to make money for themselves after their service years were over.

The director-general told the corps members, “so they could further improve their skills for their freedom,” he urged them to keep up with the SAED program after camp.

So they could understand what they needed to do to help their host communities, he told them to quickly settle down in their main assignments while still respecting their traditions, culture, norms, and values.

Ahmed told the corps members again that they should not go on trips that aren’t necessary and that they shouldn’t travel at night if they have to. He also said that traveling at night is always dangerous for corps members.

Before, Gov. Uba Sani of Kaduna State spoke to the corps members and praised the camp staff for their hard work in making sure the introduction course ran smoothly.

Sani, who was there through Hajiya Rabi Salisu, the state’s Commissioner for Human Service and Social Development, told the corps members that they were peacemakers and that their job was to bring people from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds together.

So, Sani told the corps members to make a difference in the lives of the people they were living with.

He also said that the state has a lot of different kinds of people and a lot of cultural history, which gives them a unique chance to do good things.

Also, Mr. Hassan Taura, who is in charge of NYSC in the state, told the corps members to find out what their host towns need and make sure they start Community Development Service (CDS) projects that will make a difference in people’s lives.

Taura told them to join the SAED training after camp.

“With the help of your Local Government Inspectors, find your teachers and work on the skills you chose at camp.”

“It will give you the strength to be independent.” “I do not doubt that you have all the knowledge and skills you need to deal with the different problems that will come up during your main assignment,” he said.

He thanked the Kaduna State Government and other important people for their help with the NYSC program in the state.