By; DEKERA NICHOLAS, Kaduna
Skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development has been described as the passport to self-reliance and financial independence for corps members during and after the service year.
The assertion was made by the NYSC North East Area Coordinator, Mr Anthony Ekeocha who visited the Taraba state permanent orientation camp, Sibre, near Jalingo on his maiden tour.
Addressing corps members in the multipurpose hall of the orientation camp, Ekeocha urged them to participate actively both on camp and post-camp training in order to acquire skills that would engage them in productive self-employment and insulate them from dependence on scarce white collar jobs.
He also charged them to be worthy ambassadors of the of their families, states and the NYSC by imbibing discipline, loyalty and dedication among other qualities and avoid unnecessary journeys during the service year especially at night.
“Embrace Taraba as your home and show respect for the norms and tradition of your respective host communities” he said.
The area coordinator who toured camp facilities alongside the state coordinator and other senior camp activities expressed satisfaction with the state of the camp and commended the state coordinator and entire camp management for a job well done so far.
The visibly elated corps members who welcomed the August visitor with an entertaining dance performance also gave a three hearty cheers salute to the area coordinator who held a meeting with camp officials after addressing them.
In her welcome address, the Taraba coordinator NYSC Taraba, Mrs Yaakugh Florence highlighted the modest achievements recorded under her watch to include the recent purchase of over 100 plastic seats to complement the existing ones, maintenance and installation of new ceiling fans in corps members’ hostels construction and improvement of existing sewage facilities, among others.