Tuesday, 10 September 2019

SAED Is Pathway To Job Creation - SSA To Governor Fayemi Tells Ekiti Corps Members

After ten days training on Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme at the NYSC Ekiti State Permanent Orientation Camp in Ise-Orun/Emure, Ekiti, the 2019 Batch B, Stream "II" corps members in the SAED Inter-platoon Competition and Exhibition, corps members were able to showcase the skills gathered in their various vocational training centers.

The Senior Special Assistance to the Ekiti State Governor on Labour, Chief Oluyemi Esan commended the scheme for being visionary in the creation of the programme as part of the orientation exercise for corps members to partake in during their one year mandatory service.

Chief Esan who chaired the occasion in his address on Friday 6th, Sept. 2019 said that SAED is a pathway to job creation and opportunities.

He stated that youth empowerment is part of the agenda of the Ekiti State Government, led by His Excellency Dr. John Kayode Fayemi. He added that the SAED programme will enhance job creation and will reduce the increasing rate of job seekers in the country.

The NYSC Ekiti State Coordinator, Mrs. Emmanuella Okpongete said that the skills acquisition programme will lead them to job creation and financial independence. She added that said determination and focus is key to overcoming the hurdles of life.

Earlier on in her welcome address she commended the Head of SAED, Mrs Robinson,  Panel of Judges, corps members for their efforts in the skills exhibition and competition and further urged them to partake in the post camp training.

Mr Joseph Akihiloye, the team leader from the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) said that having been trained, the corps members should market their ideas and ensure that their products does not fall below of the standard of SON.

He said that the Government of the day will support the corps members in their journey to entrepreneurship.

He also stated that quality products deliver the intended result, increase economic growth, creates employment, and also promote good health and safety.

He added that to get standard for your goods, go to SON because the government have put in place certain scheme such as the Mandatory Compliance Assessment Product (MCAP), it is a mark of quality.

The event featured an Inter-platoon SAED competition in four areas which was between the cosmetology class ( winner, 1platoon, first runner-up, 2platoon, second runner-up 7platoon ); fashion designing class (winner, one platoon, first runner-up, four platoon, second runner-up, nine platoon ); makeup and gele (winner 6 platoon, first runner-up one platoon, second runner-up seven platoon), and catering class (winner eight platoon, first runner-up two platoon)  class where each of platoons were represented.

Also other vocation centers such as the Beautification, Construction, Agro-Allied, Power & Energy, Automobile, Culture & Tourism, Flim and Photography, ICT and others were on display.

The guests bought items and products displayed by corps members and also supported them with cash gifts.

At the event was the Admin Manager for CIMA Resources Nigeria Limited, Mr. Ajiboye Bolaji ,Camp Director Mrs. Fagbemi H.T, Head SAED, Mrs Robinson Cecilia and other camp officials.

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