In the spirit of being technologically forward, a mobile application has been launched by The National Youth Service Corps(NYSC).
The app is meant to aid Corpera set up their businesses after the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurial Development (SAED).
It was launched at a stakeholders meeting in Abuja. The NYSC Direct General, Brigadier General Sule Kazaure said corps members could now engage the public with their products that would create funds to support their skill acquisition services.
The DG added that the app was developed out of the need for the scheme to contribute towards eradication of unemployment after service year.
He bragged about the achievements of the system saying:
“Through the programme, the NYSC scheme has successfully equipped thousands of corps members with vocational skills and developed their entrepreneurial capacity.
“This has led to the establishment of over 70,000 businesses by our corps beneficiaries across the country,” he said.
He however complained that SAED was still facing challenges of insufficient funding, lack of skill training centres among others therefore, he appealed to Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Bank of Industry (BOI) and others to explore common grounds of partnership and provide more funding opportunities for the corps entrepreneurs.