A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) currently undergoing the 21-day orientation course at the Black Gold Camp, Kaduna, Anastasia Chidinma Igbokwe, has described Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) introduced a few years ago as blessing to young Nigerian graduates.
NYSC as the largest youth mobiliser in Nigeria had introduced the SAED programme to make Corps members self-reliant after their one year mandatory service to motherland especially while waiting for white collar jobs.
Igbokwe, a Batch “B” (stream II) corps member in Kaduna, seems to have set a tall assignment for herself after spending minimum of six years in higher education.
To her, pursuing fashion designing during her service year was something she cherished so much, promised to make judicious use of the opportunity.
“I have resolved to pursue fashion designing and tailoring as a vocation using the platform offered by the NYSC skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development (SAED) programme.
“I will strive hard to learn the skill and make my mark even after my NYSC years.
“Apart from making me to be self-reliant, fashion world today is all about creativity but, one has to learn the basics and that is why I’m putting all my energy in this. I love it,. SAED is indeed a blessing to Corps members,” she added.