The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Thursday disclosed plans to expand its Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) spread with the creation of six new mega skills centres.
The centres will be constructed in the six geo-political zones in the country.
NYSC Director General DG, Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure made the disclosure at the maiden edition of the NYSC SAED festival in Abuja.
He said the centres in the South-West (Ekiti)and North East (Gombe) States are already at completion stages.
He said: “We are also currently making efforts to advance the gains of the SAED programme through the establishment of mega skills centres in the six-geo-political zones of the country.
“I am pleased to inform you that the ones for the South-West and North-East are at completion stage in Ekiti and Gombe states.”
He also added that construction work has commenced in the South-South centre located at Ezi, in Delta state.
“When completed, the centres will make the post-camp training of corps members more functional.”
Kazaure explained that over 900,000 corps members were sensitised at the end of the 2017 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course, while over 7,000 already have established businesses in their individual area of choices
However, he commended supports from private bodies towards the execution of the project while also calling for support from other private sector operators in the development of centres in other geo-political zones.