RLG To Train 5,000 Osun Youths On Technology

The RLG Adulawo Technology City in Ilesa, State of Osun will in April train about 5,000 Youths of the state in the 2nd phase of OYESTECH I.C.T training.

The training facilitated in conjunction with the State Government and Omoluabi Holdings which is for free would cut across all the nine federal constituencies in the state.

The ICT training is expected to cover areas like Digital TV Assemblage and Repairs, Phone Assemblage and Repairs, Computer Assemblage and Repairs which is an entrepreneurship empowerment initiative.

The move according to the organizers is to also empower the Youth of the State of Osun to be self-reliant through applied ICT and entrepreneurial skills development.

Registration for the programme holds between March 1 and 16 while the training commences on April 2.

NOTE: You can register on the RLG Adulawo Website i.e.  www.rlgadulawo.com.ng



OYESTECH Makes Impact, Creates Opportunities For Osun Youths [INFOGRAPH]

Beneficiaries of the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme Technology (OYESTECH) have lauded the administrative ingenuity of Governor Rauf Aregbesola in establishing the scheme which has impacted positively on their lives in the Information Communication Technology driven world.

They convicted that with the international training platforms exposed to, enormous opportunities abound in the ICT sector facilitated by the State Government of Osun have now given them sources of livelihood.

A beneficiary of the scheme, Mr Oseni Ibrahim said the opportunity given them by the Governor in sending them for training in Ghana and equipping them to remain self reliant.

His words “The Governor assisted us tremendously in giving us one of the best platforms to get trained and become ICT experts. We were sent to Ghana for rigorous training which we were satisfied with and returned to the state with bigger exposure that has now culminated in giving us means of livelihood.”

Another beneficiary who owns Bayotek Infocom Empowerment, Abdul-Hakeem Babatunde said the company was created after he graduated from the OYESTECH training in 2011 to empower Youths in line with the State Government’s Vision.

He said the company with two centres in the Federal Polytechnic Ede has been a platform for training of young men and women in the use of computers as well as its repairs with about 100 students benefitting.

Adeagbo Folakemi, who trained from Bayotek Infocom Empowerment in Desktop Publishing, Typesetting and Photocopy which has in a great deal helped in her academics providing a platform for her to be a facilitator for other beneficiaries.

Anthonia Ogundare who benefitted from OYESTECH and works with the RLG Adulawo Technology City, Ilesa who partnered the State Government of Osun on the scheme in 2013 explained that since opportuned to join the 150 selected participants for training in Ghana for further training, it has been a source of employment to her and more than 100 others at the company’s assembling plant in Ilesa.

OYESTECH was established as an Exit Programme of the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme OYES in 2011 for interested OYES Cadets and other volunteers to provide skill acquisition training in phone repairs, electronics, computer assemblage, usage and entrepreneurship.

According to Mr Abiodun Fesobi, the OYESTECH Project Coordinator, about 10 comprehensively equipped training centres were established state wide in 2011 with 5,000 participants trained within 6 months.

Fesobi noted that the skill acquisition initiative to make beneficiaries employable and own their own businesses without recourse to government jobs.

“When the programme started with the 5,000 registered trainees, our technical partners, RLG Adulawo offered to employ some of them which they did with 50 of them gainfully engaged at the assemblage plant in Ilesa. Some of our graduates have also worked to train over 150 participants which is now a success.”

“In order to achieve its mission through investment, the government’s investment company, OSICOL embarked on selection of technical partner, RLG to deliver the training with the signing of the memorandum of understanding.”

The OYESTECH Project Coordinator expressed the conviction that

the training ideated by the Rauf Aregbesola administration has indeed affected lives positively which has continued to grow in making the state’s future generation ICT oriented and development abreast.

Osun Trains 20,000 Youths In 2years On ICT; Beneficiaries Count Achievements

The State Government of Osun said it has engaged several youth in productive venture through its various empowerment programmes, especially, the training of about 20,000 indigenes in Information Communication Technology, ICT.



This was revealed over the weekend during a briefing by the Project coordinator of Osun Youths Empowerment Scheme Technology (OYESTECH), Mr. Abiodun Fesobi in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.



According to him, the programme is designed as an exit plan for OYES volunteers in the state and also to serve as support based for other interested participants to be self-reliant.



He hinted that the objective of the programme is to impact participants with required skill which will enable them to be employable by any organisation and become business owners.



“OYESTECH is an information and Communication Technology branch of the widely accepted Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme, OYES which is aimed at impacting the participants with required skills so as to enable them employable and become business owners.



“The scheme is all about skill acquisition through knowledge transfer with 10 training centres across the state which gives training on various sections such as phone repairs, electronics computer assembling, computer usage and entrepreneurship.

Aside 5,000 participants trained in the first batch of the scheme, additional 15,000 have been trained in different aspect of applied technology and they also re-trained many others.



He said, “Some of our graduates have also gone ahead to train over 150 persons; with success stories in their businesses.



“In order to achieve this set objectives the government through its investment arm; Osun State Investment Company Limited, OSICOL embarked on selection of technical partner; RLG and through signing of memorandum of understanding and admission of 5000 trainees per batch in four batches and at the end of it certificate were issued to participants.



In separate interviews, the beneficiaries said that the programme has enhanced their living condition and that of their families by making them productive and enable them to give back to the society.



One of the beneficiaries identified as Oseni Ibrahim, said, “I am one of the beneficiaries of the OYESTECH, the government have tried by giving us the best and also sending us to Ghana for training. We were trained on information technology and at our return; government equipped us with necessary tools which we are all satisfied with.



Another beneficiary who is now the Director of Bayotek Computer Service, Mr. Abdul-Hakeem Babatunde relaying his experience, said, “Bayotek computer service was founded after I graduated from the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme Technology in 2011 and we were given a mandate to empower other youths so as to complement government’s efforts at reducing unemployment among the youth.



“I have one of my centres at Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State and also have a Cybercafe as an extension where I also train students on how to work on software and hardware of computers. I have trained over 100 youths.



Also speaking, Anthonia Ogundare lauded the state government for the opportunity given her and many others to be part of the scheme adding that the scheme has made youths in the state productive.



“I have been a beneficiary of this programme; I was privileged to be chosen among 150 beneficiaries who were sponsored to Ghana by Osun state government for a month internship and at our return I was employed and I have since been working at Adulawo Technology City in Ilesa.



“This is one programme that has helped the youths in securing jobs to help their family and future. I have been learning a lot and gaining more knowledge every day”.



Recall that the scheme which is aimed at job creation through ICT was inaugurated by the state governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, in 2011.



OYESTECH is one of the components of Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) which has recruited over 40,000 youths. The programme now in its sixth year, has successfully scaled down youths unemployment and profitably engaged them in various areas of ICT.



Also, the United Nations in its latest Global multi-dimensional poverty index report on Nigeria ranked the state of Osun as the 2nd state after Lagos with least poverty amongst the 36 states in Nigeria. This is due to the several empowerment programmes of the government which has successfully moved hundreds of thousands away from the poverty line.

Video: Osun RLG Adulawo Trains 5000 Youths On ICT

The partnership between state of Osun and RLG Adulawo Technology City has saw to the training of over 5,000 indigenes of Osun in Information and Communication Technology ICT.

The RLG Adulawo company located in Ilesa, was established through a partnership between the Osun State Government and the technological firm based in Ghana in 2014.

According to the programme’s production supervisor, Mr Abdulrasaq Oshidipe, stated that the RLG Adulawo is a support facility to aid government’s plan on OYESTECH, an Information and Communication Technology branch of the widely accepted Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme, OYES.

As of today, the company which has a mobile phone assemblage plant has trained 5,000 beneficiaries of the OYES scheme with an additional training of 100 young individuals for advanced tutoring at the company’s headquarters in Ghana, Oshidipe said


Investigations revealed that the company which also engages in the assembling of other technology devices has a strong partnership with mobile telecommunications giants in Nigeria like GLO and AIRTEL in finding a ready market for its products.

“Aside the 5,000 individuals trained and the 100 sent for advanced training overseas, the company has also recruited an additional 150 manpower based and trained earlier in the state to create more jobs as well as to stimulate its operations.

As a leading manufacturer of smartphones, tablets and other devices in Nigeria, the company recently won a contract worth $31.5M to manufacture TV Set-Up Boxes for the entire federation.

The TV Boxes are to complement federal government’s efforts at ensuring Nigeria’s speedy compliance with the worldwide Digital Switch Over policy in its Broadcast Industry.

Initiated by the State Government of Osun under the leadership of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, the RLG Adulawo, Nigeria is set to break into international limelight with the production of quality technological materials and complement the present administration’s bid to fast track the development of Osun.

Reacting, one of the beneficiaries, Anthonia Ogundare lauded the state government for the opportunity given her and many others to be part of the programme adding that the programme has made youths in the state productive.

“I am a beneficiary of this programme; I applied for OYESTECH scheme and was chosen among those to be trained in Ghana for a month internship and at our return we were employed at Adulawo Technology. This is one programme that have helped the youths in securing a job to help the family and future”