Selected Poorest Of The Poor Of Oyo Indigenes Lined Up For N7,500 Monthly Stipends – YESSO


World Bank Youth Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO) in it objective to reduce poor standard rate of living in Africa, the poorest of the poor in Oyo state will now be part of the beneficiaries of the YESSO programme.

At a sensitization of Chairmen of local government areas in the Community Based Targeting Exercise of the YESSO programme,
State Coordinator, Oyo State Operation Coordinating Unit (SOCU), Mrs Olaide Lasisi had confirmed that total of 14,406 poorest of the poor households across 19 local government areas of Oyo State have been captured to be beneficiaries of receiving N7,500 every month under the World Bank Youth Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO).

Mr Lasisi said “14,406 households amounted to 58,435 individuals in its register of beneficiaries to collect N7,500”.

“The YESSO programme is meant for the poorest of the poor. We did geographical targeting to identify the poorest local government. We looked at documents, after identifying the poorest communities, to enable us identify the poorest of the poor. For now, we have in our kitty 14,406 poorest households derived from 19 local government areas.

“We have just finished the remaining 14 local government areas and the data is ongoing cleaning. Once we are done we will add that to the existing data under SOCU. All 33 will be taken at once and we are trying to accelerate disbursement because the programme will end in 2020,” Lasisi said.

He further said ” the coordinator had also just identified another set of 14,594 households in the remaining 14 local government areas as potential beneficiaries”

Hinted of plans to empower youths through various YESSO programmes like Public Workfare, Skills for Job and Targeted Grant Transfer.

“Persons ranging from those between the ages of 18-35 years, those not educated or have less than JSS3 qualification are eligible beneficiaries in the various YESSO programmes”.

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