Oyo State government yesterday said it has employed over 6,134 youths into the state workforce in the last one year.
Governor Seyi Makinde who disclosed this during the community and stakeholders’ town hall meeting held at Saki, said the state workforce had 5,000 new teachers, 600 education officers and 534 medical and healthcare workers to increase efficiency in government
Makinde, who was represented by his deputy, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan, said the recruitments were based on the drive to gainfully engage and employ the youth population while reducing the unemployment numbers.
He said as at the half of the year budget evaluation, the budget performance stands at 60 per cent while the target stands at enhancing it up to 75 per cent before the year ends based on improved revenue performance.
The state’s helmsman asserted that the scarcity of resources would make the government prioritize based on the most pressing while considering other requests in the next year’s budget.
Makinde highlighted that his administration had started various projects in the Oke Ogun zone and are at various completion stages, including the reconstruction and remodeling of OYSADA, reconstruction of Saki township road, reconstruction of Saki-Ogboro-Igboho road to mention but a few.
He therefore urged the people to let their voices be heard as the government was set to relieve them at their pain points by heeding to their requests.
Earlier, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, Mrs Foluke Adebiyi said in spite of the paucity of funds, the state government was accommodating all the needs of the people and attending to them in order of priority one after the other.