FG Speaks On The Exit Of First Batch Of N-Power Beneficiaries.

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The Nigeria’s Federal Government has made it known that no date has been announced for the exit of the first batch of volunteers enrolled under its Social Investment Programme, N-Power.

Federal Government made this known through the communications manager of National Social Investment Office (NSIO), Mr. Justice Bibiye in a statement on Friday.

Bibiye urged the public to disregard social media reports about 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.

Bibiye also said many beneficiaries had already started taking ownership of their lives by setting up small businesses with earnings from the N-power programme.

“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,” he added.

The communications manager further said that the former special adviser to the president on social investment, Maryam Uwais, has inaugurated the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme in Bayelsa state.

He said the Uwais also intimated N-power beneficiaries of plans by government to assist them 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.

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

“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.

The scheme was Introduced in 2016 by the President Muhammadu Buhari led government, it is a graduate and non-graduate job enhancement scheme.

The objective is to enable them 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.

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