The Management of the British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation has promised to offer training for Corps Members on Agro-Allied related ventures.
It said Nigerians must support NYSC to create jobs for the teeming youth through Skill Acquisition and reduce the increasing rate of unemployment in the country
The General Manager of the Foundation, Mrs Lolade Johnson stated this during a courtesy call on NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim in his office in Abuja on Tuesday, 30 July, 2019.
Johnson disclosed that her establisment intends to contribute its quota to the socio- economic development of the country by offering the requisite training on Agro-Allied related activities to Corps Members.
The General Manager, while commending NYSC for its roles in Corps empowerment, promised to provide financial support to Corps members as part of its corporate social responsibility on the programme scheduled to take off in August this year.
NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim expressed appreciation to British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation for its initiative.
He added that Skill Acquisition is one of his focal points while he promised the Scheme’s willingness to partner with BAT towards Corps empowerment and job creation.
In another development, members of NYSC Foundation has commiserated with the National Youth Service Corps over the death of Precious Owolabi who died of gunshot injuries during the recent Shiites protest in Abuja.
Presenting a condolence letter to the Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Executive Secretary of the group, Barrister Ventim Bako described the incident as very unfortunate but prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased.
In his response, the DG appreciated the Federal Government and Nigerians for standing by the NYSC Scheme during the trying period.