Kwara To Create Jobs For 8,200 Youths

Kwara State Government has finalized plans to float a Quickwin empowerment and employment scheme that would provide employment opportunities for 8,200 youths this year.

According to Alhaji Isiaka Gold, chairman of the committee set by the state government to implement the programme, in the first phase of the scheme, the government would employ 5,400 youths in the first quarter of this year.

He added that the programme would cover six areas of entrepreneurship scheme, clean and green programme, Kwara Bridge Empowerment programme (KWABES), Kwara environmental corps, the state Road Traffic Maintenance Agency (KWARTMA) and the Kwara State Signage and Advertising Agency (KWASAA).

He said a total of 1,872 youths would be engaged under the entrepreneurship cadre; another 1,872 under the clean and green programme; 350 under the Kwara bridge empowerment programme; 1,100 youths under the Kwara environmental corps; 156 under KWARTMA, and 50 under KWASAA.

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