From Olanrewaju Lawal, Ilorin
The Kwara state government has outlined modalities for engaging 5200 youths in the first phase of its Quickwin Empowerment Programme in the first quarter of this year.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Chairman of Quickwin implementation committee, Alhaji Isiaka Ishola Gold, who confirmed this during the breakdown of the empowerment at a press briefing in Ilorin yesterday, said of the figure, 1872 Youths will be engaged for Entrepreneurship training.
He disclosed that 1872 are for Clean and Green, 1100 for the new Environmental Corps, 350 under KWABES, 156 under the State Road Traffic Management Agency (KWARTMA) and 50 as Special Intervention agents of the State Signage and Advertising Agency (KWASAA).
Gold assured the people that another 200 youths will be engaged monthly to bring the total number of youths to be empowered to 8200 by the end of the year, stressing that Quickwin is open to all youths resident in Kwara state regardless of political affiliation, gender, ethnic or state of origin.
On remuneration, the SSG said KWABES, KWARTMA And KWASAA operatives will receive N10,000 monthly, while Clean and Green and Environmental Corps operatives will be paid N7,500 monthly.
Those engaged under the Entrepreneurship scheme will be paid N5,000 per month for the duration of the training which can be up to 12 months while the Master Trainers will receive N5,000 per month per trainee for the duration of the programme.