Vanguard (Lagos)

22 November 2012

Nigeria: Fashola Tasks Corps Members On Industry

Wife of Lagos State governor, Mrs. Abimbola Fashola, has urged corps members to use the opportunity of their service year to discover themselves in the best entrepreneurial skill as there is no more white collar job anywhere.

Fashola, who charged corps members during a sensitisation programme on entrepreneurial development held at NYSC camp, Iyano-Ipaja, said: "entrepre-neurship is something in you, and until you discover it, it will not be active."

She tasked the corps members to change their attitude towards entrepreneurship which she referred to as alternative skill.

Fashola who was challenging corps members to be industrious said that when she was working with the British Embassy, she used to bake cakes for sales, adding that anywhere you are, you should try to give your best.

Education, she pointed out, gives you information to make your choice.

Speaking in the same vein, the State Coordinator, NYSC Lagos State, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, said skill acquisition as of today in the NYSC camp is not optional but compulsory for all, adding that there is a structure in place whereby everybody must attend the skill acquisition programme for practical.

"Each corps member is encourage to choose any of the skills acquisition programme we have on camp. I discovered that from what we have on ground we can see that they are all exited with the programme because they know that that is where the solution of unemployment in Nigeria lies."

She maintained that the future of unemployment is not in the white collar job, but in entrepreneurship.

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