Ogun State has been selected by the federal government for the pilot stage of its new poverty alleviation project, designed to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
The pilot stage of the programme, tagged “project Twet Maximization Programme (TMAX)”, is to be run in Edo, Enugu, Nasarawa, Gombe, and Kaduna states.
Two thousand youths will receive skills training during the poverty alleviation project which is scheduled to run for three months.
Senior special assistant to President Buhari on education intervention, Fela Bank-Olemoh , announced this on Wednesday, while leading other members of the programme committee on a courtesy visit to Governor Dapo Abiodun, at the governor’s office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.
Bank-Olemoh explained that the programme aims at assisting Nigerians to take advantage of the various intervention programmes of federal government to bail them out of poverty.
According to him, those participating in the programme will receive training in sixteen(16) trades, including ICT, fashion designing, building, construction, as well as engineering service.
He urged people in Ogun State to key into the programme, while thanking the state government for support in setting up the programme in the state.
Deputy Governor Noimot Salako-Oyedele, who stood in for the governor, thanked the federal government for choosing Ogun as one of the states for test-running of the programme.
The governor said that 27 places have been screened as potential training centers and government technical colleges for the scheme.
She asked the programme committee to consider providing start-up kits for every participants in the programme in the state.
Interested youths are directed to apply through the programme website which is www.t-max.ng from September 1, 2022.