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Presentation on the State of Osun Youth Employment Scheme (OYES)

  1. 1. Presentation by The State of Osun on Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) at the Learning from Past Experience for Future Opportunities in Youth Employment in West Africa in Abuja 23 – 24 July , 2013 1
  2. 2. STATE OF OSUN Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES ) Mr Governor Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola is the motivator, the idea behind OYES and He is deeply involved in the Operations and Activities of OYES
  3. 3. PRESENTATION OUTLINE • Introduction, Motivations and Objectives of the Scheme • Organisation and Operation of the Scheme • Deployment and Exit Programme • Achievements so far • Challenges • Next Steps 3
  4. 4. Introduction and Conceptual Objectives of OYES • Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) is a strategic youths management for social support operation in public WORK FARE. • It is a revolving volunteers scheme designed to eliminate the frustrating and paralyzing effects of youth unemployment in the State of Osun, Nigeria. • It aims at empowering youths by equipping them with positive work ethics and culture, thus making them employable or employers of labour, with respect for the environment. • It is designed to develop youths with Character , Innovation and Competence (the CIC); infusing them with HONOUR AND INTEGRITY IN LIFE....the virtues of an OMOLUWABI! 4
  5. 5. Rationale for OYES • The State’s 5-year average rate of unemployment was 12.4% during 2008 – 2010;. • Even though this was the 4th lowest among the 36 states of Nigeria this, percentage was unacceptable to the government of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola in Osun! Source: National Bureau of Statistics, Statistical News Labour Force Statistics, No. 476 13 May 2010 5
  6. 6. 6 3 7.1 8.3 8.9 11.2 12.1 12.2 12.5 12.7 14.4 17.9 18.2 18.4 21.1 21.3 23.1 23.9 23.9 25.2 25.3 25.5 25.9 26.1 27.2 28.5 29.1 30.6 32.9 33.8 34.9 35.2 35.6 36.5 38.7 39.4 41.4 42.6 43.2 OSUN KWARA LAGOS OYO ABIA EKITI ANAMBRA ONDO TARABA KOGI SOKOTO CROSS RIVER AKWA IBOM FCT KANO EBONYI BAYELSA NIGERIA ENUGU PLATEU RIVERS KEBBI IMO DELTA KATSINA BORNO KADUNA OGUN ADAMAWA JIGAWA EDO YOBE NASSARAWA GOMBE NIGER BAUCHI ZAMFARA BENUE RATE (%) OYES IN THE STATE OF OSUN VINDICATED Source: National Bureau of Statistics, Statistical News Labour Force Statistics, May 2011/12 Within two years of OYES, The State of Osun became the State with the lowest rate of unemployment in Nigeria.
  7. 7. 7 Orientation Training OYES THUGGERY TRAINED BUT UNEMPLOYED PROSTITUTION CULTISM EVOLUTION OF AN OYES CADET
  8. 8. Operational Components Seven Deployments in their Uniforms: 1. Green Gang – For environmental beatification and greenery. 2. Sanitation Czars – For sanitation 3. Public Works Brigade – For maintenance of roads, public buildings and infrastructure. 4. Paramedics – Emergency services and primary health support. 5. Traffic Marshall – For maintenance and sanity on our road 6. Sheriff Corps – For maintenance of communal peace and order. 7. The Teacher Corps – Volunteer Teaching in Schools 8
  9. 9. Operation of OYES • The Scheme commenced on 20th December 2010 with distribution of over 250,000 application forms. • 20,000 youths were selected through a transparent IT-driven process which ensured even participation across the 30 Local Governments and 1 Area Office (Ife East) of the State of Osun. • Successful Cadets received training of Mind , Body and Hearts in camps located across the State. • Data of remaining applicants retained in database for future interventions. 9
  10. 10. Operation of OYES (contd. ) • Training conducted in four modules by highly qualified trainers who had themselves gone through an intensive Train-the-Trainer programme. • Passing-out parade held on 5th March 2011. • Health screening prior to deployment to mapped out territories for community service. • The First Anniversary on 5th May 2012. • Batch 2012/14 was a replenishment of Batch 2011/13 to maintain the integrity of the scheme. 10
  11. 11. OYES Service Duration and Implications BATCH 2011/13: • Duration of service - 24 months • Stipend - N10,000 /head N200 Million/Month(1.25M US$) N2.4 Billion/Year (15M US$) • No. of Intake - 20,000 • No. Exited - 20,000+(explain) BATCH 2013/15 - 20,000 Recruited, Trained and Deployed. 11
  12. 12. Some OYES Deployments, Collaborations & Programmes Deployments a) Sanitation Czars b) Green Gang c) Public Works d) Traffic Marshal e) Paramedics f) Sheriff Guard g) TEACHERS CORPS Collaboration a. Enumeration of Agba Osun b. Train escort during festival periods c. Enumeration of dilapidated buildings d. Enumeration of schools e. Part of SAS – SWIFT ACTION SQUAD Exit Programmes a. OYES-TECH b. O’RAM c. O’REAP YOUTH ACADEMY d. O’FISH e. O’TRI – CYCLE f. ODUA FARMERS ACADEMY g. O’TRUCK DRIVERS h. O’RED BRICK i. O’COCOA Pollination 12
  13. 13. Some OYES Exit Routes TEACHING VOCATIONAL TRAINING APPRENTICESHIP CO-OPERATIVES STARTER PACKS SUBEB TEPO OAU Ram Farm OYES TECH O’RED BRICK VOLUNTEER TEACHERS IN THE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS Vocational & Entrepreneurship training (Local and Over Sea) 13
  14. 14. Some Achievements of OYES • 20,000 corps selected as pioneer members in the first batch. • Another 20,000 have been selected in the second batch with effect from February, 2013 • Acquisition of new skills – OYES Tech (3,000 Corps) & O-REAP (Agricultural Land Mapping) are on-going. • A clean and hygienic environment in the State of Osun. • Infusion of about 200 million naira per month paid to Cadets into the local economy. • 5,000 organised tailors under the umbrella of the Nigerian Union of Tailors Osun State chapter and others produced over 80,000 work uniforms. • Resuscitation of moribund shoe factory in the State. • Increasing interest of the business community (Banks etc.). • Crystallisation of latent talents and acquired skills. 14
  15. 15. EFFECT OF THE OYES ON THE STATE OF OSUN 1. IMPROVEMENT IN THE ENVIROMENTAL CLEANLINESS OF THE STATE 2. MAINTAINANCE OF INTER & INTRA STATE ROADS THAT MAKES THEM SAFE 3. IMPROVEMENT IN PERSONAL HEALTH SITUATION OF THE INDIVIDUALS 4. LOW ATTENDANCE AT THE HEALTH INSTITUTIONS FROM YEAR 2012 COMPARED TO PREVIOUS YEARS 5. AVAILABILITY OF CHEAP LABOUR 6. ENLARGING SKILLS FOR JOB OPPORTUNITY 7. REDUCTION IN UNEMPLOYMENT: 3% OF UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN THE STATE 8. REDUCTION IN CRIME RATE 9. PLACEMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT AND EMPOWERMENT 10. EQUIPPED YOUTHS WITH POSITIVE WORK ETHICS 11. REDUCTION IN POVERTY TO THE BAREST MINIMUM 12. IMPROVED STANDARD OF LIVING OF THE YOUTHS
  16. 16. 13. IMPROVEMENT IN THE LOCAL ECONOMY: MONEY VELOCITY INCREASED 14. ATTITUDINAL CHANGE 15. ENHANCED COMMUNITY PEACE AND PROGRESS 16. DEVELOPMENT OF COMRADESHIP, ESPIRIT-DE-CORP & MORAL AMONG THE YOUTHS OF THE STATE OF OSUN 17. ENHANCED VOCATIONAL AND ENTREPRENEURAL TRAINING 18. IMPROVED EXTERNAL EXAMINATION PERFORMNANCES 19. INCLUCATION OF POSITIVE CHANGE AMONG THE YOUTHS 20. GROOMING YOUTHS CONSCIOUSNESS FOR GLOBAL ISSUES 21. EXPOSURE TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY 22. STRENGTENING THE GOVERNANCE PROCESS 23. INCREASE IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION & ENTERPRISE 24. REDUCTION IN HUNGER AND STARVATION EFFECT OF THE OYES ON THE STATE OF OSUN
  17. 17. Some Challenges Challenge Response Huge logistic issues in the management of 20,000 young people and providing exit routes from the program in two years Creation of a suitable structure – Organogram; and development of appropriate Exit Strategies. Sustaining a wholly Government funded scheme without external funding. Interface with World Bank, local banks and Consultants. Managing the transition of Corps into permanent jobs and viable livelihoods. Stimulate Town and Gown activity to promote skills development and entrepreneurship. Targeting engagement for one(1) million unemployed citizens within 5 years Multiplier effect of the revolving OYES scheme; (Batch 2 started in February 2013) Attracting Donor/ Development funds Further advocacy on OYES’ achievements and policy relevance. Absence of legislative framework for the Scheme Draft Bill is ready Absence of established operational procedures, processes and guidelines for the activities of the scheme Generic Public works Manual facilitated by World Bank is nearing completion; Learning points from international experience have also been useful. 17
  18. 18. OAU Ram Farm – an OYES exit route 18
  19. 19. O-Brick – an OYES exit route 19
  20. 20. OYES: Grooming a Community of Youths who are Conscious of Global Issues and Driving Positive Change. 20
  21. 21. OYES NEXT STEP • Strengthening the Governance Process. • Improving Monitoring and Evaluation. • Further Diversification of Exit Programme. • Enhanced Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training. • Enlarging skills for jobs’ opportunities. 21
  22. 22. 22 Questions, Comments and Suggestions

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