The Transition Committee Chairman of Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area; Engr. Olugbenga Olugbile has promised to empower youths in skills acquisition in order to reduce the rate of unemployment
Engr. Olugbile made the pledge in a chat with pressmen in his office at Ijebu-Ode, saying various empowerment programmes, which were in tandem with Governor Abiodun’s vision towards eradicating unemployment among the teaming youths, as well as, promote socio-economic development, were in the pipeline.
“We have observed that a lot of our youth lack skills and knowledge, needed to create wealth and this is part of what our administration will look into, in emulation of Governor Abiodun’s empowerment goals’’, he said.
The LG Boss also revealed that agriculture would be explored to further create employment opportunities and boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the Council, just as many developmental projects were ongoing in the Council Area.
“On our assumption of office, we have embarked on reconstruction and palliatives of some rural roads, as well as procurement of a transformer for a community in Jaginrin”, he said.
He urged the people to be patient, law abiding and cooperate with the present administration in its development drive, assuring that the dividend of democracy would get to all.