The government of Oyo State, has ordered for the immediate employment of 5,000 youths in the State, into various government Agencies, Governor Seyi Makinde made the announcement on Monday, during a Stakeholder meeting with Traditional Rulers, Security Chiefs, Religious Leaders, and Chairmen of the 68 Local Government Areas and Local Council Development Areas.
He said that the 5,000 youths will be employed across the State Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, MDAs, including OSRMA and OYOWMA.His words: “I have directed the employment of 5,000 young persons across all government Agencies, over the next few months.“We have been talking to Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OSRMA), Oyo State Waste Management Authority (OYOWMA), before now.
We have been talking to AMOTEKUN. We have to immediately wrap some of those recruitment up, and put these people off the street. The criteria for employment and the dates for assessment will be announced by the Agency authorities.
”The sum of N1 billion has also been earmarked by the State Government as compensation for victims of Police brutality and injustice, and a Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises, MSMEs, Scheme, for youths.The package includes an initial deposit of N500 million for the MSMEs, and another N500 million as compensation to the victims of Police brutality and injustice.
He added: “Let me also state that we have set up an initial Five Hundred Million Naira (N500 million) Compensation Fund for victims of injustice.
So, I encourage everyone who has suffered any form of injustice in the past, or as a result of the #EndSARS protests, to please take advantage of the platforms, we have provided to log their cases. We have an email service and a direct reporting portal on the Oyo State Government website. A Judicial Panel for Oyo State, will be inaugurated in the next one week, to look into cases of injustice.“We have taken the immediate actions to address some of the issues raised by the youths during the protest: I have directed that a 500 Million Naira MSME fund be set up. .
This fund will be disbursed to youths who have bright entrepreneurial ideas that will provide further employment and improve the economic landscape in Oyo State”, Makinde added.
The Stakeholders at the meeting with the Governor, included the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji Aje Ogungunniso1; Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III; and other Traditional Rulers across the State; the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Kwara and Delta States, Alhaji Alhaji Dawud Makanjuola; the State’s Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Apostle Joshua Akinyemi; the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, DIG, Leye Oyebade; and Service Commanders in the State.More news later…