Additional 400,000 youths will be enlisted by the Federal Government to benefit from the social investment programme; N-Power, as FG concludes plans for the expansion of the programme.
This was made known in Kano by Sadiya Umar-Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, she said that the next stream is targeted at equipping the youths with life-long skills.
Represented by the Deputy Director, Finance and Account in the ministry, Muhammad Sambo, Faroq, spoke at the closing ceremony for over 3,000 youths from the North-West zone trained in software and hardware skills under the Batch C1 of the N-Knowledge component of the N-Power programme.
“It is no longer news that the President has approved that N-Power is expanded to accommodate one million beneficiaries. We have carefully implemented this where the Batch C1 accommodates 510,000 beneficiaries and the Batch C2 will commence soon. This is to enlist more Nigerian youths into the programme.
“It is a well-known fact that N-Power programme is a critical part of the National Social Investment Programmes domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD) and designed to achieve the national objectives of poverty reduction and job creation,” she said.