The World Bank has stated its readiness to partner with the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, on youth empowerment, job creation and skills development for corps members.


The Lead Economist of the World Bank Youth Employment and Skills Development Team, Elena Glinskaya, disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters in Maitama, Abuja.


The team leader of the World Bank group, who commended the National Youth Service Corps for introducing Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development into the Orientation Course programme added that the vocational training that corps members are being exposed to while at the orientation camp has helped a large number of them to become self-reliant.


She stated that the team was also interested in learning from NYSC’s vast knowledge and experience in youth empowerment.