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Profitable things you can engage yourself in during the service (Nysc) year.

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The National youth service year is a period ofselfless service to your “fatherland”. It was

founded with the aim to inculcate in Nigerian

youths the spirit of selfless service to the

community and promote oneness and

brotherhood of all Nigerians irrespective of their

ethnic group, cultural or social background.

This period as it is may be quite “boring”. You

might even see it as time wasting if you don’t

probably engage yourself in profitable and

measurable things.

Here are little tips of what you can engage in

during service year such that it will be fun filled

and interesting.

Go through this piece and thank me later!!

  • Acquire Vocational Skills: The service year is

a period where you can be a boss of your

own and be self-employed. Gains skills like

fashion designing, catering, cosmetology and

much more depending on whatever you are

interested in. Enroll for Skill Acquisition And

Entrepreneurial Development (SAED)

programs.

  • Get Professional Certification: You don’t

need to depend on your BSc or HND

certificate only. The workplace is changing

drastically. “You need to give them what

they want before you can get whatever you

need”. Get an affordable and accessible

platform to run professional courses so you

can be employable at the end of your service

year. QUALIFY can give you all it take to get

Qualified for any job position you are seeking.

  • Engage In Retail Businesses : During the

period when you are serving your fatherland,

you can as well serve yourself by engaging

yourself in a small business that will at least

fetch you income rather than depending on

the allowance from the federal government or

state.

  • Get A Place Of Secondary Assignment 

:

Asides from your place of primary

assignment (PPA), you can devote yourself to

other activities, you can get a place of

secondary assignment where you seek a part

time job or work during the weekend.

  • Become a WhistleBlower: 

The Federal

Ministry of Finance (FMF) whistleblowing

programme is designed to encourage anyone

with information about a violation of financial

regulations, mismanagement of public funds

and assets, financial malpractice, fraud, and

theft to report it. As awkward as it may

seem, a youth corp member could be a

perfect whistleblower. If you notice any

financial dealings at your PPA or anywhere

around you, all you need do is to head over

to the FMF-Whistleblowing online portal to

submit your tip. A Whistleblower is entitled

to anywhere between 2.5%-5.0% of the

amount recovered. The best part is, every

whistleblower is entitled to protection; no

one will know you submitted the tip! That

looks like a lucrative business isn’t it? You

don’t even need a capital!

I hope you can find this piece helpful, as the

saying goes, “ An Idle Hand is The Devil’s

workshop”.

Here is wishing you a great service year

experience.

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