The Federal Government has said beneficiaries of the Extended Special Public Works (ESPW) will be closely monitored to ensure that resources deployed are utilised efficiently.
Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola stated this at the flag-off ceremony of Federal Government Extended Special Public Works Programme at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the Local Government Service Commission, Abere, Osogbo.
Aregbesola, who was represented by former Commissioner for Agriculture, Adekunle Ige, said: “The Federal Government shall closely monitor the implementation of the programme to ascertain the efficient utilization of every resource, human/material, committed to the programme.
“The programme would Fastrack the quest to ensure quick recovery of the nation’s economy which was hitherto lost to the adverse socio-economic effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.”
He added youth who diligently participate in the project’s implementation may deploy the knowledge and skills acquired to become self-employed
Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola said the administration would not relent in its efforts to continue to seek creative ways of employing the people, particularly the unemployed youths.
Oyetola, who was represented by his deputy, Benedict Alabi, said: “The administration has developed workable modalities named Osun Youth Policy that articulates government’s vision, objectives and plans in driving its focused agenda for the young people.
“The governor urged the beneficiaries of the programme to justify the confidence reposed in them by using the opportunity provided by the government to give their best in the service of the nation and the State.”