NYSC signs MOU with IITA to boost agric productivity
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to boost productivity in the scheme’s agricultural programme, Nature News gathered.
This event took place at the IITA Headquarters in Ibadan, Oyo State, according to the NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi.
Speaking at the brief ceremony, the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, thanked the agency for giving Corps Members the opportunity to discover and develop their potentials in agricultural practices.
He stressed that the Corps Members were full of energy and patriotic zeal, adding that the nation would benefit immensely from their potentials if other Corps Employers provided them with the enabling environment.
Ibrahim said NYSC always encouraged the youths to seek self-employment, and had introduced the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme in 2012 as a platform to empower them to be wealth creators and employers of labour.
He added that the Scheme would continue to leverage on the existing relationship with various stakeholders for the benefit of Corps Members and overall national development.
The Director-General also advised Corps Members serving at IITA to take a cue from their predecessors and embrace all empowerment opportunities provided by the agency.