Alhaji Ladan Baba, the Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kano state says 500 corps members in the state were offered loan to establish their own business.
Baba disclosed this on Sunday in Kano while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of the graduation of 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream ll corps member’s Skills acquisition training.
He said the loan was through the scheme’s Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme (SAED).
According to him, the 10-day training for the corps members, undergoing three weeks orientation in Karaye Local Government Area, was part of the Federal government efforts to make the youths self reliant.
The NYSC coordinator explained that after the training, the corps members would be provided with loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Bank of Industry (BoI) and Direct Credit Company Ltd.
“Recently, over 500 corps members were given loan to establish their own businesses and some are presently undergoing the process to obtain the loan”, Baba said.
Baba also said that more that 2,368 corps members posted to the state had participated in Agro allied, Food processing and preservation, Culture and Tourism and Cosmetology training.
“Others, he said were;Information and Communication Technology, Construction, Environment, Horticulture and Landscaping, Power and Energy, Education, Film Photography and Automobile.