Scrap NYSC Scheme, Youth Entrepreneurship Expert tells FG


By: Joy Odor/Kaduna

A Youth Entrepreneurship Expert, Mr. Chima Daniel has charged the Federal Government to immediately scrap the National Youth Serving Corp (NYSC) Scheme because it is not adding value to the economy.

According to him, the programme might have brought unity in the country but economically it is a waste of resources because the money paid to Corp members can be channeled into developing them and making them more productive to the society.

Mr. Daniel stated this to newsmen at the Food Industry Annual Event and Award in the Kaduna on Friday.

The Entrepreneurship Expert advocated that the programme should be replaced with skill acquisition training that will make the Graduates to become self-reliance instead of job seekers.

He disclosed that in China similar project is ongoing and most of the products imported from the country are produced by such graduates who were trained in skill acquisition apart from their University degrees.

Daniel who is the General Manager MAGVOILE Vocational Centre said empowering the youth depends on the youths.

Contributing, the Publisher of National Bakers Trust Magazine, Prince Ayodele Arokoyo said it is dishearten seeing youths waiting on politicians or government appointee to empower them whereas they have all opportunities to start-up a business.

Prince Arokoyo who is the organizer of the event said it is a platform to honour organizations and individuals who have distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavors in contribution to the sustenance of the food industry as well as contributions to the nation’s economy.

“This is to ensure that there is stable and sustainable development in the sector and takes its challenges to the authorities so that the needful is done to ensure that the role of the industry’s being seen as they are feeding the nation and enhancing favorable policy and by government”, he said.

In her remark, the General Manager Nibbles Kitchen & Bakery, Jaiyeola Olatunji informed business owners that customers are the backbone of any business and without them businesses will fail.

She therefore called on business operators to engage in top- quality customer service especially restaurants.

“Customer experience is not about food, most caters, eateries and restaurant owners think they are food producers only. There is a part of the customer that desire to experience good customer service”, She added.


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