Npower: FG Discusses the Exit of the First Beneficiaries Indicated That no Date Has Been Announced – Must See
Npower: FG Discusses the Exit of the First Beneficiaries
The federal government has indicated that no date has been announced for the exit of the first group of volunteers enrolled in the N-Power scheme.
Judge Bibiye, communications officer of the National Office of Social Investment (NSIO), said Friday in a statement in Abuja that the public should not consider social media information about the current state of the program.
He added that the federal government liaised with state governments and the private sector to ensure a permanent commitment from N-Power recipients.
The N-power program, introduced in 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari, is a job improvement program for graduates and non-graduates.
The objective is to enable them to acquire the skills, knowledge and experience necessary for entrepreneurship and self-sufficiency at the end of their term in the program.
The beneficiaries of N-Power then receive N30,000 per month of allowances and devices facilitating their learning and the development of their skills.
Bibiye said progress has already been made in the program as many beneficiaries have already begun to take charge of their lives by setting up small businesses with revenues from the N-power program.
“As a result, the federal government is already in talks with state governments and the private sector to solicit support for ongoing commitment from N-Power recipients, who, because of their exposure to the workplace, over the past two years, have now secured the necessary resources. ” experience to operate effectively in the industry. “
The communications officer said the former President’s Special Advisor on Social Investments, Maryam Uwais, was recently in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State, to launch the national school feeding program.
He added that Uwais have also told N-power recipients that the government is planning to help them get a sustainable income as they prepare to leave the program.
Bibiye said Uwais also took the opportunity to encourage state governments to engage volunteers who provide services in schools and other public and private institutions in their states.
“Bayelsa government representatives have joined Uwais to implement some of the social intervention programs underway, including Marketnoni, Tradermoni.
“She also met with state officials and recipients of conditional cash transfers in the state, claiming that the federal government, through partnerships with key private sector actors, was seeking employment opportunities in the areas education, ICT, agriculture, security, among others, for graduates. Volunteers N-power, “said Bibiye.
By Chijioke Okoronkwo
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