By Dayo Johnson
AKUREâ€” Ondo State Government has ordered the proprietor of a private organisation, Royal Life Savings of Nigeria, which collected over N2 million from about 120 unsuspecting unemployed youths for phony jobs out of the state.
The Special Adviser to the State Governor on Political Matters, Mr Boluwaji Kunlere said the body must in addition refund the money to the victims or face prosecution.
Kunlere, according to a statement by the Special Assistant to the Governor (Media), Mr. Akinwale Oshodi handed down the state governmentâ€™s order to the organisation while addressing the victims in Akure .
He frowned at the illegal activities of the Proprietor of Royal Life saving Society of Nigeria after he had earlier been advised not to operate in any part of the state.
Kunlere who lamented that this incident was one of the effects of youth unemployment in the country noted that many of the unemployed people out of desperation to secure jobs fall into the trap of those who are commercializing non-existing job opportunities.
According to him, the group had earlier sought official support and endorsement of the programme, but after proper investigation and assessment of the relevant documents, he warned them not to operate in the state because the programme does not have any enabling law in its support.