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COVID-19: NYSC Boss Decries Massive Increment in Unemployment Rate

ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI

Nigeria almost in the second phase of recession as the pandemic hit high level of Unemployment according to The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, on Wednesday said the coronavirus pandemic has worsened the state of unemployment in the country.

According to a statement by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, the DG was quoted as saying, “Jobs are not available like before and COVID-19 has also brought serious economic meltdown. We are ready for your collaboration that would bring tremendous benefit to our corps members and other youths in the country.”

Adeyemi added, “Braimoh revealed that his company and NYSC had already signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the issue at hand, stating that a curriculum for the various skill sets had already been developed, awaiting the approval of NYSC for work to begin. He expressed delight at the DG’s passion for the project to come to fruition.”

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