Thanks To Gov. Rauf Aregbesola, Most OYES Cadets Are Now Landlords – OYES Commandante
The Commandant of Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES), Colonel Enibunkun Oyewole Rtd has did the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola has employed and empowered over 40,000 youths in the state through the scheme.
Oyewole made this known on Thursday during a media chat with newsmen in his office in Osogbo.
Oyewole noted that the scheme has helped the state to manage unemployment rate to a considerable level stressing that the National Bureau of Statistics, in its publication rated Osun State to have the least unemployment rate.
Oyewole who stated that many Oyes cadets have been sent abroad for training in various skill acquisitions, noted that a sum of 3.6 billion naira is expended on the scheme annually.
He further explained that the success of the programme attracted the attention of the World Bank, which studied it and certified it to be a viable and sustainable solution to the problem of youth unemployment in Nigeria and consequently recommended it to the Federal Government and other states in the country.
The result, the Commandate said, is the Youth Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO) and NPower programme that was launched in Abuja, adding that about 23 states have sent delegates to the state to understudy the programme.
He said many of the cadets are now landlords and more financially stable.
He then described the scheme as one the greatest achievements of Aregbesola since he assumed office in 2010.
“OYES is introduced to effect and affect life by putting an end to unemployment in the state. The youth have had a better life approach and positive attitudes through the job.
”some of my cadets are landlords who have built their houses through the money earned from the scheme and over 22,000 indignes of the state are in OYES in all the geographical zone,” the OYES boss added.
He noted that over 42,000 youth have benefitted from the scheme stating that peace, calm and good behavior have been restored in the lives of jobless youth who doesn’t have any job doing and also served as additional multiple sources of income to those who are into business and other job in the state.
Oyewole stressed that the 10,000 monthly salaries paid to OYES cadets as multiple sources of income, compensation and improvements because they worked for just three hours in a day noting that some of them engaged in other work .
The scheme has not just taken its roots, it has empowered over 40,000 youths with life changing skills top become better citizens. From their rustic pedestrian living, the volunteers have broken free from poverty to become employers of labour. With savings from their monthly stipend of ten thousand Naira (N10,000.00) per month per volunteer, it was shocking to discover how they have turned their meagre income into small and cottage scale business concerns with further assistance from their relations.
He noted that the scheme is the light for employeer of labour saying fundamental disciplinary training and good attitude has been instilled into the youth who participated in it.
He however directed those who applied for OYES to go and check their names online saying the poltal has been opened and that the list of qualified applicant has been released.
The Commandante said training will starts in all the local government areas of Osun State on Monday for those whose name is among the successful applicant that came out.