As part of efforts to reduce employment among youths in Ogun State, about 1000 youths drawn from Saje-Elega, Mokola, Ajitaadun and Iberekodo communities in Abeokuta North local Government Area, are to benefit from the Youths Empowerment Programme of the State government.
Speaking while on an inspection tour of Saje-Elega road, the State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun explained that his current administration is determined to assist the youths to be self dependent, stating that the government has put in place empowerment programs that would be beneficial to the youths across the State.
“I will ask the local government chairman and the liaison officers to compile the list of youths in this local government and 1,000 of them will be empowered and we will also give them some stipends. This is because when the youth are able to take care of their needs, there will be less problems in our communities.
“I know that our youths are hardworking and since not all of them can be employed or given contracts, we will empower them and make them feel a sense of belonging”, the governor noted.
While appreciating the people of the community for their steadfastness and commitment to the development of the State, the governor explained that he was at the area to inspect the road and fashion out the lasting solution to make it accessible for the people of the area.
Speaking on his ordeal at the community during the last electioneering campaign, the governor, who was full of praises to God and the people of the communities, said he and his entourage were attacked at the Iberekodo market by some sponsored hoodlums, but survived the attack through God’s intervention and the help of the people.
“When I came here in 2018 to campaign, some hoodlums came and attacked us with guns and other dangerous weapons. We were able to survive through the intervention of God and your support and so I am here to appreciate you and to thank you for all that you have given us so far,” he said.
Assuring the people of the area of more dividends of democracy, the State helmsman urged them to continue to support the government in its quest to reposition the State and the socio-economic wellbeing of the people.