Mr Olusegun Alao, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Coordinator in Delta, says the scheme remains the greatest platform for promoting national unity and integration.
Alao said this on Friday while declaring open a novelty match and a Skills Acquisition and Entreprenuership Department (SAED) exhibition in Asaba to celebrate golden jubilee of the NYSC.
According to Alao, the scheme has achieved milestones which show that it has achieved desired objectives.
“The scheme has made corps members to have sense of togetherness, oneness, friendship and brotherhood, irrespective of cultural and social backgrounds.
“We must commend the patriotic spirit of corps members who have displayed selfless services in their host communities through the provision of community development projects,” he said.
Alao said that introduction of SAED into the NYSC orientation course content had been beneficial.
“The programme has created lots of job opportunities for our youths who are now business owners in different locations and also employers of labour,” he said.
A beneficiary of SAED, Mr Kelechi Daniel, said that the programme had changed his life.
He said that it had broadened his knowledge and made him to be creative.
Source: News Agency of Nigeria