No fewer than 20,000 youths throughout the 20 native authorities areas in Ogun State are to learn from the Federal Authorities Particular Public Works programme.
The programme, which is geared toward addressing the excessive price of unemployment and rising insecurity in Nigeria, was kick-started in Abeokuta on Monday by the Minister of Mines and Metal Growth, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite.
Adegbite, whereas flagging off the train on the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto Abeokuta, disclosed that the programme was designed to make use of 1,000 individuals in every of the Native Authorities Areas throughout the federation.
Arc. Adegbite stated the initiative was an end result of the pilot SPW programme within the rural areas, authorized by President Muhammadu Buhari and carried out by the Nationwide Directorate of Employment (NDE) in early 2020.
He famous that the scheme would offer the required financial palliatives to twenty,000 unemployed youths in Ogun State, including that the technique was geared toward shielding probably the most susceptible from the ravaging results of COVID-19 pandemic like excessive starvation, poverty and joblessness.
Talking, Governor Dapo Abiodun lauded the Buhari authorities for the particular public works initiative, expressing optimism that it might go a great distance in assuaging poverty.
Abiodun, who was represented by his Deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, famous that his administration had put in place numerous provisions for job creation in its public works sector.
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