The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has urged corps member not to wait for white-collar jobs.
He gave the advice on Monday while addressing the 2020 Batch ‘B’ corps members deployed to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The Director-General who spoke at the FCT Orientation Camp in Kubwa advised the corpers to develop skills and embrace the dignity of labour while striving towards self-employment.
He said that instead of seeking scarcely available white-collar jobs, they should acquire skills that would make them wealth creators
“Don’t wait for white-collar jobs. Respect the dignity of labour, be focused and be committed. Discover your talents and work towards harnessing them and the sky will be your limit,” he said.
Ibrahim also advised the corps member to “shun religious intolerance and ethnic bigotry”, adding that they should be “in the vanguard for the promotion of national unity and integration.”
The Director-General also advised them to be security conscious as he warned them against embarking on unauthorised journeys and movements at night.
“Please, don’t compromise your safety. Don’t travel at night, be COVID-19 safety compliant and use the opportunities of NYSC service year as a platform to excel in life,” he said.