Edo State Government said it has created 77,200 in the last two years.
It said the jobs were created in collaboration with the Federal Government, institutions and other bodies.
Governor Godwin Obaseki who stated this at a youth summit to mark his second year in office vowed that he would meet his campaign promises of creating 200,000 jobs in his first four years in office.
The Edo Governor who pledged to give N100m grant to young entrepreneurs in the state in 2019 said hotspots would be built in different parts of Benin City for internet users.
Obaseki disclosed that he closed down over 400 private skill acquisition centers because it was discovered that the centers were used for human trafficking.
The Governor said 57 government owned skill acquisition centers were not functional but that he has begun revamping them to provide skills for youths
Governor Obaseki explained that he opted to begin his second year anniversary with a youth summit because the future of Nigeria lie in them.
Obaseki noted that the aspiration of youths were hampered by the collapsed of the educational system which made him to initiate reforms in the education system such that a child could learn how to read and write within two years.
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Obaseki urged the youths to register with the Edo Jobs to enable the state government find something for them.
He assured that the Benin Technical College has been refurbished with modern facilities and would be ready next year to train youths on skills acquisition.
Obaseki announced a grant of N500,000 each to support start ups registered young businessmen and women while their individual counterparts got N300,000.
High point of the ceremony was the launch by Governor Obaseki of Edojobs Internship and Apprenticeship Scheme under which those on training would be paid stipends monthly.
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