Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Saka Yusuf Ogunleye has reiterated the willingness of the Government to champion every cause aimed at providing employment in the state.
Mr. Ogunleye gave this assurance in Akure while playing host to Klick Connect Network team, which sought cooperation for its Cassava Revolution plan.
He pointed out that government alone cannot solve the challenge being posed by unemployment.
“We cannot emphasis it enough that the reality of today has shown that white collar jobs are no more available to meet the millions in need of employment.
Hence, we as a government welcome every move, idea or concept designed to reduce the number of our unemployed youths”
The Commissioner explained plans to give the programme the needed publicity and carry everyone along.
“Very soon, we shall hold a seminar for the local councils, farmers groups, youth organisations and other stakeholders.
This will be an avenue for these invitees to hear what Klick Connect has brought for them in form of cassava revolution.”
Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer of Klick Connect and leader of the team, Chief Alex Ajipe had disclosed that the purpose of Governor Akeredolu’s visit to China last year had resulted in the cassava revolution.
“In August last year, the Governor and were in China to see how we can harness the employment opportunities in farming with emphasis on cassava.
The company we met with has come here with how to convert cassava to ethanol and other value chains under cassava.
What we need now is millions of cassava for the equipment to process as raw material. What is produced is produced in the state now is a far cry from what we require. That I’d why we are calling on youths to take up the challenge of producing cassava. We are buying at market price”
He asked the Ministry of Youth and Sports to assist in getting the ides across to the necessary people.
The dialogue was attended by the Permanent Secretary and Directors in the Ministry.