The World Bank has again applauded the State of Osun for maintaining its leading position in the Youth Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO) among the participating states in Nigeria.
The International Financial Institution stated this through Professors Sulaiman Yusuf and Wale Oni at the third phase of the Community Based Targeting (CBT) Team Validation Exercise for Community Development Officers (CDOs) and their Assistants who will be working in the selected communities within the new set of Local Government Areas selected.
The duo maintained that, YESSO came on board to increase access of the poor to youth employment opportunities, social services and to strengthen safety net systems in participating states.
In his remarks at the event, the Coordinator, State Operation Coordinating Unit (SOCU), Osun YESSO, Mr. Olufemi Ifaturoti commended the World Bank team for their efforts which he said were instrumental to the coming on board of YESSO in Osun.
Mr. Ifaturoti also eulogized the Federal Operation Coordinating Unit Team (FOCU), Local Government Officials and his SOCU team for their steadfastness which has seen the support operation waxing stronger and stronger.
Also speaking at the event on behalf of the Federal Operation Coordinating Unit (FOCU), Mr. Sulaiman Haruna maintained that, the World Bank/FOCU team was in Osun to ensure that the third round of the Community Based Targeting (CBT) exercise turns out very successful.
The new set of Local Government Areas selected for the third round of the Community Based Targeting(CBT) Exercise are Ife East in addition with the Area Office, Iwo, Ayedaade, Atakumosa West, Boripe and Odo-Otin.
Among those present at the event were; Alexander Ajiduku from the National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office(NASSCO), Abuja, Bada Oluwaseyi from FOCU, Abuja, Abdulsalam A.O also from FOCU in Abuja and Mr. J.O Akande who is the Coordinating Director of the State Planning Commission (SPC).