By OLA AJAYI
IBADAN—GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State yesterday inaugurated youth empowerment scheme for 20,000 youths in the state.
According to him, the first phase of the scheme tagged YES-O initiative would involve the youths in the area of environmental sanitation and beautification, sensitisation and enforcement of traffic rules, provision of support in emergency situations in the state, maintenance of public infrastructure and farming in the state farm settlement.
The second phase, he disclosed would involve the training of the same youths in cognitive and entrepreneurial skills, while those with requisite capacity would then advance forward and be given opportunities in government’s micro-credit scheme as entrepreneurs.
Making a clear distinction between the scheme and previous ones launched in the state, Senator Ajimobi said, “before now, many administrations had developed a couple of ways of tackling the rising unemployment decimal in the country, but very little success was attained.”