Obaseki orders employment of 4,200 youths

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Edo State Gov, Obaseki

Jethro Ibileke/Benin

In line with his promise to create at least 200,000 jobs within four years, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has ordered the employment of 4,200 youths across the State under the Edo State​ Public Works Programme.

The Programme which is to take off with effect from July 1, is to work on the construction of 45 inner roads selected under this special window.

Obaseki who disclosed this in a statement endorsed by his Chief of Staff, Mr. Taiwo Akerele, also directed the engagement and training of 50 civil engineers to supervise the public works programme.

The statement further explained that the successful applicants were sourced from the database of unemployed youths developed by the government for the Edo Jobs initiative.

“The new employed beneficiaries will work across the State on 45 inner roads selected under this special…

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