A total of 14,406 poorest of the poor households across 19 local government areas of Oyo State have been captured to receive N7,500 every month under the World Bank Youth Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO).
State Coordinator, Oyo State Operation Coordinating Unit (SOCU), Mrs Olaide Lasisi made this known on Wednesday, in Ibadan, at a sensitization of Chairmen of local government areas in the Community Based Targeting Exercise of the YESSO programme.
Noting that the 14,406 households amounted to 58,435 individuals in its register of beneficiaries to collect N7,500, Lasisi said the state coordinating unit had also just identified another set of 14,594 households in the remaining 14 local government areas as potential beneficiaries.
Upon the cleaning of its new data of 14,594 households, Lasisi said disbursement will be accelerated across all 33 local government areas at once, because the YESSO programme is meant to end next year.
She advocated for the support of local government Chairmen in ensuring that target beneficiaries get their stipends as and when due so as to reduce poverty in the state.