The Kogi State Youth Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO) said is presently engaging about 12,000 unemployed youths in rural job creation across the state.
YESSO Kogi State Coordinator, Mr Noah Alilu, disclosed this in Lokoja.
According to him, the gesture was aimed at reducing poverty and unemployment in rural areas, through the approval of the World Bank and support from the Kogi Government.
He noted that the orientation training and biometric data capturing of the beneficiaries is currently going on at various local government areas in the state.
Alilu said that the process involved a robust monitoring and evaluation, put in place by the world bank to ensure effective service delivery by the beneficiaries.
He added that after the full engagement of the program, beneficiaries would be engaged in life skilled-training to ensure sustainability after disengagement.
The state coordinator recalled that the Public Work Fare Unit of Kogi YESSO, had in early 2018, employed over 4,000 youths through the same process.
”The programme has the capacity to reducing poverty, unemployment, rural urban migration while enhancing consumption, smoothing and deepening rural economy ,” Alilu said.