NYSC Inaugurates Skills Acquisition Center
The National Youth Service Corps on Monday inaugurated its North Central Skills Acquisition Center and garment, bakery and water factories located in Keffi, Nasarawa State.
The organization said the development would bolster its plan to increase its internally generated revenue.
The garment factory was reportedly equipped with more than 100 industrial sewing machines and other machines needed to produce high-quality kit items.
The water plant has three water packaging lines for the production of sachet water as well as pet water and dispensing bottles.
Delivering his speech at the inauguration of the factories, Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State thanked NYSC Chief Executive Officer Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim for reshaping and invigorating the agency.
Sule said, “You did wonderfully well. I attended several of your events, one of which was the opportunity to visit the NYSC museum that you created and without mincing words, just as the Emir of Lafia mentioned, no matter how many years, NYSC continues to stand .
“You came and redefined NYSC. You created a museum, set up acquisition centers all over the country and today you were able to get NYSC to now generate revenue and return revenue to the federal government for the first time in history of NYSC, so you have in effect redefining that.
Ibrahim said the inauguration of the new factories showed the program’s commitment to expanding its revenue-generating platforms.
“They will also serve as additional training pathways for Corps members who enroll in relevant job skills under the SAED program. This complex is also unique in that it has the largest number of NYSC plants located in one location,” he said.
A former Governor of Nasarawa State, Senator Abdullahi Adamu thanked the DG for the project.
He stressed the need to train young people to be self-sufficient, saying that government alone cannot give work to everyone.
The Emir of Lafia, Sidi Bage Muhammad, praised the DG.
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