OYO, Nigeria – Governor Seyi Makinde, has ordered the employment of 5,000 youths in the state.
The Governor wants the youths to be employed into various government agencies in the State.
The Governor made this known earlier today during a meeting with traditional rulers, security chiefs, religious leaders, and chairmen of the 68 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas of the State.
According to the Governor, the youths will be employed across Ministries, Departments, and Agencies including OSRMA and OYOWMA.
“I have directed the employment of 5,000 young persons across all government agencies over the next few months,” he said.
Makinde said the Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OSRMA), Oyo State Waste Management Authority (OYOWMA) have been briefed about this development.
He said the newly established security outfit, Amotekun has also been briefed to employ some of the youths.
“We have to, immediately, wrap some of those recruitments up and put these people off the street,” the Governor said.
The criteria for employment and the dates for assessment will be announced by the agency authorities,” Makinde said at the meeting.