Welcome Address delivered by the Executive Secretary for Oyo State Agency for Youth Development

at the Flag-off Orientation Programme for Stakeholders and Beneficiaries of OYS-CARES LIPW at Ibadan North-East Secretariat, Iwo Road, Ibadan.


His Excellency, the Executive Governor,

Advisory Council Members,

Honourable Commissioners present,

Permanent Secretaries here present,

Representative of FOCU Coordinator,

SCCU Coordinator,

All Stakeholders and Beneficiaries,

Gentlemen of the Press,

Ladies and Gentlemen.

It gives me much pleasure to welcome His Excellency, the Executive Governor, Top Government functionaries and all other dignitaries to the orientation programme for the Stakeholders and Beneficiaries of Nigeria Covid-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES) Labour Intensive Public Workfare (LIPW) which marks the commencement of full implementation of NG-CARES which domesticated to OYS-CARES in the State.

As designed, the NG-CARES is a-2year emergency operation to support budgeted programme of expenditure and interventions at State level, targeting existing and emerging vulnerable and poor households, agricultural value chains, and Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Labour Intensive Public Workfare (LIPW) is the Disbursement Link Indicator (DLI) 1.2 of the Result Area one and one of the Eight Disbursement Link Indicators Oyo State is participating.

The LIPW beneficiaries are unemployed and unskilled youths and women from poor and vulnerable households age between 18 and 45 years with highest educational qualification of Senior Secondary Certificate of Education selected from the State Social Register.

Based on the selection of the eligible beneficiaries from the Single Register, the first set were selected from the 18 Local Governments currently available in the Register to participate in the first year while the remaining 15 Local Governments available in the on-going Community Based Test (CBT) will participate in the second year.

Your Excellency, the modus operandi is that the participants will be working for four(4) hours per day for Twenty days satisfactorily within their communities per month after which they will be paid N10,000 stipends.

It is pertinent to state that His Excellency, the Executive Governor has magnanimously approved the full commencement of OYS-CARES Operation as well as approval of the annual budget of the programme with the release of funds on quarterly basis to each of the Disbursement Link Indicators (DLIs).

It is therefore my honour and privilege to welcome you all to the opening programme of the OYS-CARES Labour Intensive Public Workfare (LIPW).

God bless you all.


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