Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme jobs pyes News from the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme today, APRIL 04Th, 2022
News from the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme today, APRIL 04th, 2022
Remember how we published an update on How To Apply For The Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme – PYES in January 2022? The majority of you applied for the program. More than a year after the application process, we’ll be presenting the latest news on the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme. So keep reading!
The House of Representatives has initiated an investigation into President Muhammadu Buhari’s Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme, which was launched more than a year ago but has yet to be implemented.
In October 2020, the President introduced the program in Abuja. The scheme’s principal goal is to create at least 774,000 jobs for unemployed adolescents in 774 local areas scattered across the country’s six geopolitical zones.
This means that each local government will have at least 1,000 job openings for young people.
However, the House, which was presided over by Deputy Speaker Ahmed Idris Wase, highlighted on Wednesday that the initiative had not taken off after more than a year.
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Rep. Mohammed Gudaji Kazaure, the member representing Jigawa State’s Kazaure/Roni/Gwiwa/Yankwashi Federal Constituency, who sponsored a motion to call the House’s attention to the subject, informed his colleagues that hundreds of youths had enrolled in the plan but had yet to be employed.
The senator, who called the scheme a “laudable initiative” by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to empower many unemployed youths, requested the House to act so that the goal would not be undermined due to non-implementation.
Kazaure’s motion, which enjoyed unanimous support from his colleagues, reads partly, “The House notes that on 12 October 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari launched the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme in Abuja, aimed at creating at least 774,000 empowerment opportunities through direct youth empowerment, which is 1,000 youths per local government across the six geopolitical zones in the efforts of the Federal Government to eradicate unemployment among the teeming youth.
Aware that the primary role of the scheme is to provide solutions to the Nigerian youth unemployment challenges through the execution of empowerment initiatives.
Also notes that the scheme will be accessible to the literate, semi literate and the non literate population and the entry qualification is the ability and capacity to learn and be teachable; “Worried that since the scheme was launched in 2020, it is yet to be implemented, despite the applications by Nigerian youths.”
The House resolved to invite the “Co-ordinator of the Scheme, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Students Affairs, to explain to Nigerians, reasons for the non implementation of the scheme despite the Presidential directives.
It also directed its Committee on Appropriations to make clear provisions for the scheme in the 2022 budget still pending before the National Assembly.