Ekiti State Government Partners with World Bank to Provide 40, 000 Jobs

fayemiIn a new partnership with the World Bank, Ekiti State government has commenced plans to generate no fewer than 40,000 youth employment in the next five years.

This revelation was made by the state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Monday while launching the Community Development Plans (CDPs) of the State Community and Social Development Agency (EKCSDA) in Ado Ekiti.

Dr. Fayemi disclosed that the close working relationship of the state government with the bank, based on his administration’s efforts to eliminate poverty, got the state the new employment-driven partnership. He added that the state was expected to generate the 40,000 employment in phases within five years under the new arrangement tagged: “Youth Empowerment Strategy” (YES).

Even as he noted that the Community and Social Development Programme (CSDP) will close by the end of the year as a result of the expiration of the agreement between the Bank, Ekiti State and the Federal Government, the governor announced the willingness of the World Bank to extend the CSDP programme in Ekiti State, following its effective implementation in the state.


  1. it’s a very good plan of the government of Dr. Fayemi to have common people of Ekiti in his agenda in alleviating poverty.With this people will have at least dividen of democracy is gaining ground.ride on


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