Ondo plans data base for youths

Ondo plans data base for youths

By Femi Atolagbe
The Ondo State Government has mapped out plan to have data base of all youths in the state.

Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Dotun Owanikin announced this in his message at this year’s World Youth Skills Day celebration in Akure.

Mr. Owanikin, represented by the Director of Youth Department, Mr. Lekan Oluborode, explained that the reference data base would be used to gather information about them and  assist the government in ascertaining where to focus on.

“The Akeredolu’s government has a lot of plans for the youth in the state, but first, we are considering knowing the demography of our youth by creating an accurate reference data base for them to know their present status at all time.

Where they live, what they do, employed or unemployed, age range, and most importantly, to know who and how to apply for benefits accruing to them.”

The government will also continue to lay emphasis on training programmes for the young ones.

He promised access to credit facilities  to kick start their businesses after the training programmes.

Other speakers at the event were Special Adviser on Energy, Mr. Tunji Ariyomo and a member of the State House of Assembly, Mr.Tolulope Borokini charged the youths to imbibe the culture of hard work, discipline, resourcefulness and professionalism in their chosen line of businesses.

Highlights of the programme were lucky draw for people to get their business registered with Corporate Affairs Commission and training on different vocations as well as other areas of specialisation freely.

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