Ogun State Government, on Thursday announced plan to embark on fresh recruitment of graduates, skilled and unskilled persons.
Governor Dapo Abiodun said this at a closed-door meeting of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abeokuta, the state capital.
A statement by Kunle Somorin, his Chief Press Secretary, quoted the governor as hinting that work has started on a portal to register, on a continuous basis, unemployed youths in the State with a view to providing them jobs suitable for their trade and academic qualification.
“We shall be public-private sector oriented in our governance model; we are going to have an inclusive government that will utilise valuable potentails that abound in the State, irrespective of party affiliations.
“All graduates and those with vocational training across the State will give their information and we will endeavour to match them with potential employers, not only within the civil service but also with the private sector, with whom we are partnering.
“We will send a local content bill for legislative action, such that investors will first look inward to availability of workers in Ogun State and make our youths their primary catchment area when they site their companies here.
“We have enumerated the roads and mapped them but we need your insight and buy-in on the roads most important roads to our people. So, help us list your first three roads in each local government and in the order of preference so that work can begin in earnest”, he added.
Abiodun, however, disclosed that he would rehabilitate 236 primary schools, one in each of every ward in the state.
He further promised to engage 10,000 farmers to be supported for mechanised farming with attendant value chain benefits to make agribusiness bedrock of his administration’s plan to lift people out of poverty.
“Each farmer will get a parcel of land and be supported with clearing, seedlings, extension and off takers services to ensure profitability of their ventures.
“The service which has the full support of President Muhammadu Buhari is a partnership arrangement to be funded by the Central Bank of Nigeria and the State Government”, the governor said.