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Local council pledges to empower unemployed youths in Ekiti



The Oye Local Government in Ekiti State on Wednesday said that it had commenced a proposal to empower unemployed youths in its communities.

The Coordinating Director of the Local Government, Mr Ayodeji Aluko, disclosed this during an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Oye-Ekiti.

Aluko said ‎it was quite unfortunate that graduate youths were yet to get jobs, while most of them had joined the motorcycling business to survive.

He said that part of the plan was to partner with some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) who could help teach the youths ways they could use their talents to create wealth and become employers of labour.

” I wish to say that we are trying to partner with some NGOs who will empowers our unemployed youths, ‎but we are yet to finalise the arrangements because of the ongoing house numbering in the local government.

” Why we decided to embark on this empowerment programme is to curb all forms of social vices among the unemployed youths in the communities.

” But hopefully, as soon as the house numbering scheme is concluded, we will finalise our partnership with the NGOs to engage our youths in various skills acquisition programmes,” he said.

The coordinating director appealed to the unemployed youths in the state ‎to be patient with the government, adding that all of them would soon be engaged in various businesses.