Kukah hails NYSC for introducing skills acquisition programme for members
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Mathew Hassan Kukah on Friday commended the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Scheme for introducing the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme (SAED).
Kukah made the commendation when he received the Sokoto State NYSC Coordinator, Alhaji Musa Abubakar in his office.
According to the bishop, the programme would help government to actualise its objective of reducing unemployment among the youth.
He implored youths, especially corps members to take the programme seriously so that they could be self employed instead of seeking for white collar jobs that were no longer available these days.
“It is my hope and prayer that the government would give the desired support and encouragement to this programme due to its significance to the growth of our economy’’ Kukah said.
The bishop thanked the state coordinator for the visit and pledged more support to the scheme in the state.
Earlier, Musa appreciated the existing cordial relationship between the Bishop’s office and the scheme in the state.
The NYSC coordinator urged Kukah to focus his teachings more on moral upbringing as many parents had abandoned the training of their children to pursuing careers and money.
He commended the bishop and encouraged him to continue to play his role in preaching peace and religious tolerance to youths, which was the primary aim of any religious institution.
Musa also commended the bishop for his advocacy on national unity and inter faith dialogue aimed at ensuring peace and harmony in the country.