No Exit Date Yet For First Batch Of N-Power Beneficiaries — FG

The Federal Government says no date has been announced for the exit of the first batch of volunteers enrolled under the N-Power scheme.

Justice Bibiye, Communications Manager, National Social Investment Office (NSIO), in a statement on Friday in Abuja, urged the public to disregard social media reports about the current status of the programme.

He said that the Federal Government was liaising with state governments and the private sector to provide permanent engagement for the N-Power beneficiaries.

Introduced in 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari, the N-power Programme, is a graduate and non-graduate job enhancement scheme.

The objective is to enable them to acquire the requisite skills, knowledge and experience for entrepreneurship and self-sufficiency at the culmination of their tenure on the programme.

The N-Power beneficiaries are then provided with N30, 000 monthly stipend and devices to aid their learning and skills development.

Bibiye said that progress was already being recorded in the programme as many beneficiaries had already started taking ownership of their lives by setting up small businesses with earnings from the N-power programme.

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“Consequently, the Federal Government is already in talks with state governments and the private sector to solicit support for permanent engagement of the N-Power beneficiaries, who by virtue of their exposure to the work environment in the last two years have now garnered the needed experience to effectively operate in the industry.”

The communications manager said that the former Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment, Mrs Maryam Uwais, was recently in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State, to inaugurate the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme.

He said the Uwais also intimated N-power beneficiaries of plans by the government to assist them to get a sustainable means of income as they prepared to exit the programme.

Bibiye said that Uwais also used the opportunity to encourage state governments to retain volunteers who provided services in schools and other public and private institutions in their states.

“Uwais was joined by Bayelsa government officials to ramp up on some ongoing social intervention programmes, including Marketmoni, Tradermoni.

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“She also met with the Conditional Cash Transfer officials and beneficiaries in the state saying that the Federal Government through partnerships with some key private sector players is looking out for employment opportunities in the areas of Education, ICT, Agriculture, Security among others for the graduating N-power volunteers,” Bibiye said.

Updated: August 10, 2019 — 6:20 pm

69 Comments

  1. the N-power programme is something else as i couldn’t even register to participate, the site needs maintenance if the government really want to recruit people

  2. This piece of information is a confirmation of our peaceful rest and relaxation of our mind as rumours spread it wrongly.

  3. It will surely reduce the rate of poverty and unemployment is Nigeria

  4. Good one from them meanwhile when are they going to give us the 2017 batch our devices.

  5. If the federal government can try to introduce this to the country at least this will reduce the rate of unemployment in NIGERIA

  6. It going to be useful to the world and to the country entirely and I believe there,s going to be a great reward.

  7. I like what the federal government is trying to introduce at least this will reduce the rate of unemployment in Nigeria

  8. I’m happy to hear this. I hope this continues non stop. Because is really helping the unemployed

  9. Well it was a very nice program ever since it was introduced and I hope it is successful

  10. I do not really know what this N power is about but I think it will be helpful for the youths and since the federal government is involved also its really making sense

  11. I hope the government needs to permanent them as an official worker so that there won,t be unemployment.

  12. Nice on from them meanwhile when are they going to give us the 2017 batch our devices

  13. This program have help reduce the number of unemployed youth in the society. They should keep it up.

  14. we have been waiting for the next n power empowerment hope it will come soon

  15. This is a nice pix of information atleast it will bring down the mind of those in the scheme

  16. I wish they will 3mploy more because is really helpful to most nigerians

  17. We are very happy for the introduction of the program but we are still expecting another employment by this administration

    1. Inshort! The programme has been going on smoothly, and I hope for the betterment in the nearest future,for it becoming a permanent Job.

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