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Insecurity: 9mobile offers toll-free emergency lines to NYSC



A telecommunication multinational , 9 mobile , on Monday said it would provide toll- free emergency lines to the National Youth Service Corps to assist corps members who may be in distressed situation .

The company stated that the provision of the lines to the NYSC and security agencies was part of its Corporate Social Responsibility .
The 9 mobile Executive Director of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs , Abdulrahman Ado , said this during a courtesy visit to the NYSC Director- General , Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, in Abuja.

According to a release by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi , the 9 mobile director also presented a proposal on employment generation for corps members , which involves E – Learning Digital Skills Centre at the 37 NYSC Orientation Camps.
Adeyemi said , “ One of the telecom companies in Nigeria , 9 mobile , is to provide toll – free emergency lines for the NYSC as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility . The company ’ s director , Ado , said the emergency lines would enable corps members reach dedicated help lines of the NYSC and security agencies when in distressed situation .

“ He also presented a proposal for partnership on employment generation for corps members, which involves the implementation of E – Learning Digital Skills Centre. The centres will train the corps members on digital skills and entrepreneurship . The centres will also provide opportunities to become business specialists .

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“ The NYSC DG , Brig Gen Ibrahim , said the empowerment of corps members through entrepreneurial training was one of the focal points of his policy thrust , adding that the scheme would welcome offer of assistance from credible stakeholders . ”