Thousands of unemployed youths from Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti on Tuesday trooped to the council headquarters to obtain the state government’s employment forms.
Our reporter recalls that Gov. Ayo Fayose had on June 11 announced his administration’s readiness to employ 2,000 workers into the state’s civil service.
Fayose had directed that the employment forms be issued to interested individuals free at the 16 local government secretariats between Tuesday and Friday.
A 28-year-old applicant, Toyin Omotinya, told news men that he graduated five years ago and had been searching for a job.
“I am an HND holder of Accountancy having graduated five years ago.
” I have written so many applications and I am presently surviving from the stipend I receive from the little farm work that I do.
” When I heard about the state government’s employment offer, I came here to try my luck again,” the applicant said.
Another applicant, Olubunmi Ayodele, who lamented the high level of unemployment in the country, said he was at the council secretariat to simply try his luck.
” Whenever I hear there is a vacancy anywhere, I try my luck; that is why I am here today,’’ he said.