Ekiti Partners World Bank To Empower 5,000 Youths

We are also orientating the beneficiaries to be self reliant instead of waiting for white collar jobs that we all know are not there. They will be taught to have a saving culture and we will teach them ways to utilize the money they are getting from this scheme to empower themselves

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Ekiti Partners World Bank To Empower 5,000 Youths

Ekiti State Government in partnership with the World Bank has introduced a special program that will empower 5,000 rural youths in the state and provide community based jobs for them.

The Ekiti State Government and the World Bank have rolled out about 5,000 jobs for youths within the age range of 18 and 45 resident in rural areas through a World Bank sponsored programme, Youth Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO).

YESSO is a community development programme that hands out temporary jobs in form of labour intensive activities to beneficiaries whose duties would involve seeing to the cleaning of public utilities such as roads, buildings, palaces water pools and other agricultural settlements.

Coordinator of the programme, Mr Kolawole Omoyeni was quoted by Daily Sun as saying during the launching of the programmer at the Ifaki Satellite campus of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, that: “Under Governor Kayode Fayemi’s first tenure, this welfare programme was Ekiti Youth Volunteer Scheme. It was meant for youths who are certificated, having OND and above. They were given temporary engagements and were being given N10,000 monthly.

His Words:

“World Bank came to support states who are having such programmes, since Ekiti has the scheme on ground, the bank considered Ekiti. Public welfare is another target of the programme, and this time it is basically targeting youths from 18 to 45 years of age who are not certificated, that is, not having at least a school certificate.

“This YESSO public welfare programme is targeted at giving these youths temporary engagement on labour intensive activities. They will be working for their communities, and will earn N7,500 monthly. They will be doing such labour intensive activities such as cleaning public places such as roads, palaces of kings, gutters, maintain communities’ water pool and maintain other public utilities. This third batch is capturing about 5,000 youths across the state.

“We are also orientating the beneficiaries to be self reliant instead of waiting for white collar jobs that we all know are not there. They will be taught to have a saving culture and we will teach them ways to utilize the money they are getting from this scheme to empower themselves.”



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