Government Of Osun Hailed On Youth Empowerment

The government of the state of Osun has again been commended for its commitment to the employment of youths, thereby reducing the rate of unemployment in the state and Nigeria at large.

A representative of a US-Nigeria non-profitable organisation specialising in the training of youths to be self-employed and employers of labour, Generation Enterprise, Mr. Bunmi Otegbade, gave the commendation at a programme held at the Exco lounge of the state secretariat, Abere.

The programme, which featured the pitching of sixty O-YES cadets who have been trained in different businesses, has as its main targets individuals and youths without University education.

Otegbade said youths, who were admitted into the O-YES scheme of the state government and have been given exit opportunities, will forever be grateful to the present administration under the leadership of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, saying that the programme is another exit point for the O-YES cadets.

He then urged investors to be confident of investing in the youths as all they need to know have been instilled in them and can be sure of success in their respective businesses.

Director-General, Office of Economic Planning and Partnership in the state, Dr Charles Akinola lauded the efforts of the youths, saying if many join in the race of being self-employed and employers of labour, the unemployment rate in the country will be greatly reduced .

The programme afforded the youths the opportunity of showcasing their wares, the type of businesses they are in to, the amount they have invested into it, the profit made so far within the period of 3 months and amount needed from investors.