The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare has urged Corps Members to leverage on the Ministry's DEEL Initiative for self development and wealth creation. For those of you who don't know more about DEEL Initiative, read here WEP And DEEL Programmes - Youth And Sports Ministry 200K Empowerment Update
The Minister stated this today while addressing the 2021 Batch 'A’ Stream Two Corps Members at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Kubwa, Abuja.
Dare who said the DEEL initiative was launched on the 8th of November, 2020, explained further that DEEL is an acronym for D Digital Skill Knowledge and Acquisition, E Entrepreneurship, E Employment, and L Leadership and Mentorship.
The Minister urged all Corps Members to key into the DEEL initiative to acquire digital skills for optimal performance and employment creation.
He decried the scarcity of salaried jobs while he encouraged the Corps Members to utilize the golden opportunity presented by DEEL to widen their horizon in line with global best practices.
He informed the Corps Members that the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development recently launched the N75 Billion National Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) for the youth to access to finance their businesses and urged Corps Members to tap into the opportunities created by the current administration to better their lives. If you want to know more about NYIF read How To Apply For Nigerian Youth Investment Loan (NYIF)
Earlier, NYSC Director General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim welcomed the Minister and assured him of the readiness of the Corps Members to join the DEEL initiative.
He thanked the Minister for his love for the youth which has led to the emergence of several youth friendly policies of the Federal Government.
Highlight of the programme was the launch of the NYSC Digital Onboarder and DEEL Ambassador by the Youth and Sports Minister, Mr Sunday Dare, supported by the NYSC Director General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim.