Osun empowers 350,000 people with N15b loan

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Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State.

Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, on Monday, said his administration had given more than N15 billion loans to 350, 000 people in the state, especially women, in the last seven years.

Aregbesola made this disclosure in a state-wide broadcast in Osogbo to mark his seventh anniversary in office.

The governor said his administration had also engaged more than 40,000 youths in public works through the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES).

“Most of them eventually got soft-landing in teaching, agriculture, information and communication technology among other others.

“For this reason, the incidents of crimes have drastically reduced in the state”.

In the area of education, Aregbesola said his administration had constructed 20 elementary schools, 22 middle schools and 11 high schools.

“In addition, we rehabilitated existing schools and created a…

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