The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Maj-Gen Shuaibu lbrahim has inaugurated the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Mega Printing Press in Kaduna, saying more of it will be established in other zones.
CEOAFRICA gathered that the NYSC boss said the press would handle the printing of publications of the NYSC, thereby cutting down its running costs.
He said the project, which was conceived almost a decade ago, is a testament of the commitment of NYSC management to the functionality of the six Mega-Printing Presses, as approved by the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.
Ibrahim stated that the birth of the printing press is a confirmation of one of his administration’s policy thrust, which is centred on reinvigorating the NYSC ventures.
He said: “It will be a veritable source of revenue with attendant increase in our remittances to the federal coffers.
“This facility and similar ones that will be sited in other geo-political zones will be open to public patronage, and in addition to handling the printing of publications of the NYSC, thereby cutting down our running costs.”
He further stated that the Printing Press would also serve as a training platform for NYSC Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development as interested corps members would be accorded the opportunity to acquire skills in publication and digital printing.
He urged the managers of the Printing Press to hit the ground and ensure efficient and effective handling of the facility so as to meet the printing and publication needs of all NYSC formations in the North-West geo-political zone and the general public.
“This is a strategic project which must be placed in good stead to compete favourably in the printing market.
“I expect you to be above board in canvassing patronage from individuals and organizations in both the public and private sectors”, General Ibrahim said.
The D-G also directed all the NYSC formations in the North-West to ensure patronage of the printing press as it is set to offer a wide range of services in digital printing technology.