The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has entered into partnership with Hudson Consulting Company, an American based Agro-allied corporation, with a view to establishing a mega rice mill at Isampou, Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa state.
NYSC Spokesman, Eddy Megwa disclosed the development in a statement issued on Monday, November 13, 2022.
Mega said, the Director General of NYSC, Brigadier General Mohammad Kaku Fadah, during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at NYSC Headquarters in Abuja on Monday, revealed some of the benefits of the bilateral relationship.
According to the DG, the benefits included, “enhancement of income generating activities of the NYSC, training and mentoring of Corps Members, beefing up NYSC’s contribution to Federal Government’s rice sufficiency programme.
Others were; “contributing to the development of the community where the rice mill will be established, and enhancing the visibility of NYSC brand in public domain”.
He said NYSC would be a major consumer of the rice as it would be supplied to all Orientation Camps nationwide.
The NYSC helmsman gave the assurance that his administration will give maximum support for the partnership to yield the desired results.
Earlier in his remark, the Executive Chairman of Hudson Consulting Company, Prince Tom Ighihe said the essence of the synergy was to boost Nigeria’s food security.
He further said that his company would engage the services of Corps Members and some staff of NYSC when the partnership comes into full implementation.
Highlight of the event was the symbolic signing of the Memorandum of Understanding document between the Chief Executives of the two organisations.