Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun said on Monday that his administration spent N15 billion to empower 350,000 women and youth by training them in different vocations in the last seven years.
Mr. Aregbesola made this known in Ede at the closing ceremony of the orientation course for Batch B Stream 1, 2017 National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members in the state.
The governor was represented by his deputy, Grace Titi-Laoye.
“It is worthy to note that this administration’s most important engagement is to get every able-bodied person in the state to work and we have provided every needed incentive for this.
“As at the last count, 350,000 people, especially women and youth, have been empowered to the tune of N15 billion and we have not stopped,” he said.