No fewer than 2,044 graduates deployed to Anambra for the National Youth Service have been urged to embrace some of the various entrepreneurial skills that would be offered at the camp.
Mr Ebenezer Olawale, the Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra, gave the advice during the swearing in ceremony of the 2017 Batch B Corps members at the Umunya Temporary Camp in Oyi Local Government Area.
Newsmen report that the 2,044 corps members sworn in for the three-week orientation exercise comprised 802 male and 1242 female.
“Skills acquisition sensitisation and training has been prioritised with more time allotted to it to deepen your entrepreneurial zeal and commitment in line with the Sustainable Development Goals,” he said.
Olawale said officials from the Corporate Affairs Commission and NAFDAC would be at the camp to educate the corps members on modalities for registration of small and medium enterprises.
He also said the Bank of Industry, Heritage Bank and Central Bank of Nigeria would also visit the camp to educate them on the funding procedure options available.
The coordinator congratulated Gov. Willie Obiano on his victory at the polls and reminded him of his promise to expedite work on the permanent orientation camp at Mbauku-Umuawulu in Awka South Local Government area.
He commended the corps members for their good behaviour since they reported to the camp and urged them to take all the activities in the camp seriously to further improve their knowledge and experience.