Oyo Corps Members urged to key into SAED

The Director, Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development(SAED)NYSC, Mrs. Nwatarali Ngozi Dorathy has implored 2024 Batch A Stream 1 Corps Members to key into the NYSC's Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme so as to be independent and self-reliant, noting that it is a golden opportunity that should not be allowed to slip away. 

The Director, SAED in her speech as delivered by the NYSC Oyo State Coordinator, Mr. Odoba Abel Oche during the official flag-off of the SAED Programme for the 2024 Batch A Stream 1 Orientation Course held at the Permanent Orientation Camp, Iseyin. 

 The Director mentioned that the NYSC through its Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme empowers Corps members with skills that can transform their lives. She emphasized the importance of creating  opportunities that transcend traditional white-collar jobs for corps members. 

She further said SAED programme is for the Nigerian graduates mobilized for national service and the training is divided into two parts as In-camp and post- camp courses. She noted that the purpose is to assist them cultivate the culture of entrepreneurship and income generation practice.The programme is equally geared towards building their capacity for opportunities to create wealth from situations around them,identify demand driven business skills and to access funding opportunities and technical assistance in job search.

She added that Corps members should develop the consciousness of finding opportunities to be active as entrepreneurs or be self employed in their profession or skills.

Earlier in her opening remark, the Assistant Director, SAED, Mrs Okolie Janet said Nigeria is a country that is dependent heavily on importation of several goods and services whereas many of the services can be rendered locally if innovation is applied. She therefore implored the Corps members to seize the opportunity to solve problems and thereby create wealth.

She stressed the importance of Skill Acquisition and encouraged the Corps Members to actively participate in the SAED program. She claimed that Corps Members with practical skills can  generate income that surpasses what a salary earner is paid. 

Highlight of the SAED Flag-off was the motivational talk,Testimony and introduction of various skill set by the SAED Facilitators.