The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at the weekend revealed how its garment factory produced 57,000 corps members kits within three months.
It said within the period, 12,000 khaki suits, 15,000 physical exercise shorts, 15,000 crested vests and 15,000 plain vests were produced.
Speaking on the development during an inspection visit to the garment factory in Minna, Niger State, the NYSC Director General (DG), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim in a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, tasked corps members working in the factory on deploying intellectual prowess in what they do, so as to add value to their fashion design skills.
He urged them to imbibe the dignity of labour and be tenacious in the utilisation of vocational skills imparted in them during the service year.
The Director-General also advised them to access the loan facilities made available by financial institutions to enable them to actualise their business plans for self-employment and wealth creation.
While noting the rate of employment in the country and the efforts being made to address this, he added that skill acquisition remains the best solution.
Briefing the DG, the Head of the factory, Mr Aluyor Moses Osikhuemeh, said the garment factory, which was established in 1992, had trained thousands of Corps Members thereby making them self-reliant.
He added that the factory would continue to contribute towards the provision of quality Corps kits while also generating revenue for the scheme.