Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, Saturday opined that the state has the highest index of happiness and the least unemployment rate in the country.
He said this was as a result of his administration that “productively engaged” youths in different empowerment schemes.
Aregbesola said this after a fitness walk with the newly engaged 20,000 Osun Youths Empowerment Scheme (O-YES) members.
“What you are witnessing today, the O-YES scheme, started in 2010/11, 100 days after our inauguration and we are still running it.
“Because we are not just a conventional administration like the previous governments, we have designed and empowered our young ones to cater to all needs of the people.
“It is clear that no government have the capacity to employ all youths but we have, through the O-YES scheme, created opportunities that will engage and take the youths out of vices.
“Two-third of youths in the O-YES are either in one employment or the other or self-employed.
“This explains the results of all surveys, political, social, undertaken nationwide which brings about the fact that Osun has the highest index of happiness, lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria, as well as the 7th largest economy in the country” Daily Post quoted him as saying.