Ekiti state governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose has commenced plans to give employment opportunities to about two thousand unemployed youths in the state.
He announced this at the government house, Ado Ekiti during a meeting with the 2017/2018 N-Power programme applicants from across the sixteen Local Government Areas in the state.
The governor who bemoaned the high rate of unemployed people in the country expressed the belief that creation of job opportunities would reduce crimes and social vices in the societies.
As part of the plans to expedite processes of the employment, Chief Fayose had selected two persons among the applicants from each local council to partake in the coordination of CVs and selection of qualified prospective employees for further actions.
He cautioned the youths against the intake of hard and harmful substances, with a promise to continue to support and provide enabling environment for them to thrive.
Earlier, the state’s N-Power focal person on social safety programme and commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Chief Gbenga Olajide, estimated the numbers of those who applied for the N-Power programme to be over eight thousand, among which over seven thousand have been verified and forwarded to Abuja for onward approval.
Meanwhile, a graduate of English Language from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Miss Moyinoluwa Fajana who had won several laurels of excellence in her academic sojourn had been given a Masters degree Scholarship award as well as automatic employment after the completion of her masters programme by Governor Fayose.