Last Updated on February 2, 2021 by Ope Quadri
Orientation for the 20, 000 cadets of the Osun (State) Youth Empowerment Scheme which began August 27, 2018, across 30 orientations camps in the state has ended.
The Osun State Youth Empowerment Scheme tagged ‘OYES’ is an initiative of Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
One of the successful applicants told infobase that he would be reporting at Ijebu-Jesa, Local Government headquarters of Oriade.
Commandant of OYES, Colonel Enibunkun Oyewole (rtd), had during the week disclosed to newsmen in Osogbo, Osun State Capital, that orientation would kick off next Monday.
Oyewole noted that, O’YES 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.
Through the programme, some applicants had been sent abroad for training in various skill acquisitions, while the commandant confirmed that that a sum of N3.6 billion is expended on the scheme annually.
OYES has the certification of World Bank, saying it is 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.
Similar OYES programmes across Nigeria include the Youth Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO) and NPower programme that was launched in Abuja, while 23 states have sent delegates to the state to understudied the programme.
“OYES is introducee to effect and affect life by putting an end to unemployment in the state. The youth have had a better life approached and positive attitudes through the job.
”Some of my cadet 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.
“Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (O’YES) cadets which is a revolving volunteer scheme designed to eliminate the frustration and paralysing effect of high and seemingly intractable youth unemployment pervasive in the state and country at large.”
“It aims at equipping as many young men and women with positive work ethics and culture, self sustenance, resourcefulness and respect for the environment. It is designed to develop youths with character and competence,” Oyewole said.
Osun OYES 2018 Final List: How to check your name on the Portal:
If you applied do this to check your name on the Osun OYES portal
Step 1: Enter the portal via http://oyes.org.ng/2018/wip/login.php
Step 2: Enter the email address you registered with and your passcode
If you’re successful, your letter will be uploaded which contains next step to take.