Kwara State Governor AbdulFatah Ahmed has signed the 2015 Appropriation Bill into law with a promise to create 5000 new youth jobs. Ahmed said he will continue to accord priority to youth empowerment and entrepreneurship because they offer the most reliable means of uplifting the lives of the people. According to him, the fact that youths constitute more than 60 per cent of the population makes it imperative to focus on employment and entrepreneurship in order to create prosperity for the greatest number of the people. Ahmed commended members of the state House of Assembly for the speedy passage of the bill and pledged to ensure optimum implementation of the budget provisions. Explaining the upward review of the budget to N122.4b from the earlier proposed N119.8b, Ahmed said the increase was to accommodate an additional N2b as funding for the expanded Micro Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Scheme.