The Kwara State Government has commenced the registration of unemployed youth across the 16 local government areas under a new employment initiative.
Saka Babatunde, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth Empowerment, announced this on Wednesday in Ilorin.
He said the youth, to be employed under a public works scheme, would engage in sanitation, tree planting, road clearing and traffic control in line with Federal Government’s Subsidy Re-Investment Programme (SURE-P).
The special assistant called on interested youth to register with the coordinators in their respective local government areas, adding that religious leaders and other stakeholders would also be involved in the recruitment exercise.
Mr. Babatunde further said that 50 corps members under the Kwara Bridge Empowerment Scheme (KWABES) were laid off for absenteeism.
He also said the state government is partnering with relevant federal agencies to engage unemployed youths in the state.
Mr. Babatunde urged government agencies in the state to declare vacancies where it existed with a view to employing more youths under KWABES.