OYOGist.com has learned that the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun during the commemoration of inaugural Nigeria’s Youth Day flagged off the Ogun Youth Empowerment Scheme, OG-YES that will train, support, and link 5,000 beneficiaries with employing organisations in the public and private sectors.
Considering Nigeria’s 60% youth majority which makes this scheme critical, just as the Government has since coming on board sustained similar programs like the FADAMA Graduate Unemployment Youth Scheme, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN’s Anchor Borrower’s Programme, Ogun Broiler Project, amongst others.
The OG-YES will accommodate 250 youths from each of our 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs), who have applied or will be applying on the popular Ogun Jobs Portal.
Beneficiaries will receive allowances from the Ogun State Government during their acquisition training, while the state government encourages the private-sector partners to do the same.
Ogun Government has taken significant steps to address the issues of the recent youth-coordinated protests, including the setting up and publicised activities of a judicial panel, human rights committee, and forensic lab.
“My plea to our youth is that in addition to the readiness of the Federal and Ogun State governments to accede to their demands, the realisation that violence is never is key. Ogun’s partners and investors should continue to make use of our open doors for positive collaboration on the progressive development of our illustrious youth.” Says Governor Abiodun.