Aregbesola hailed for recruiting 20,000 more
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Osun State has hailed the Governor Rauf Aregbesola administration for recruiting another batch of 20,000 youths into the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES).
The party said the governor’s effort would abolish poverty through employment generation.
This puts the number of youths employed by the administration at 40,000.
The first batch of graduantes of the scheme will today pass out at a ceremony, tagged: “Parade of Progress”, slated for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp, Ede.
In a statement by its Publicity Director, Mr. Kunle Oyatomi, ACN said the scheme has become a reference point for other states and countries.
It said the initiative was a fulfilment of Aregbesola’s campaign promise to employ 20,000 youths within the first 100 days of his administration.
The party said the height attained by Aregbesola within such a short time would be difficult for any of his contemporaries to attain.
It said: “With this unbeatable record, Aregbesola has placed himself in the memorable book of history and will always be remembered for his good deeds. In the last two years, he has committed all resources to the growth of Osun.
“The first batch of OYES cadets, who have completed their service, have been empowered by the state government to be self-employed and some have been incorporated into the state civil service.
“They have made meaningful impact through their service to the state and we believe the new batch will make similar input to the society.”
The party urged residents to continue to support the administration.