The Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme, PYES is a scheme structured as a Public-Private Partnership initiative. The PYES initiative is coordinated by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Students Affairs (OSAPYSA) powered by the office of the Secretary to the Federal Government.
The scheme aims at largely creating opportunities for Nigerian youths for two years. Officially, the initiative took off in December 2016.
The primary role of the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme is to provide solutions to the Nigerian youth unemployment challenge through the execution of empowerment initiatives.