FG To Recruit 300,000 New N-Power Beneficiaries [DETAILS]

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FG To Recruit 300,000 New N-Power Beneficiaries.

The Nigerian government said it plans to recruit 300,000 new beneficiaries in the second tranche of the N-Power volunteer scheme set to kick off on August 1.

Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, explained this in a press release on Thursday.

He said 200,000 beneficiaries are currently participating in the programme, and that by August 2018 the N-Power scheme will be empowering 500,000 unemployed Nigerian graduates.

The N-Power volunteer scheme is a crucial part of the administration’s National Social Investment Programmes designed to benefit Nigerians. It is currently in operation in the 36 states of Nigeria. The main thrust of the N-Power scheme is to harness Nigeria’s young demography through appropriate skill development, providing a structure for large scale and relevant work skills acquisition and development, and linking outcomes to fixing inadequate public services and stimulating the larger economy.

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Beneficiaries are engaged on different areas of public service, including education (N-Teach), health (N-Health), agriculture (N-Agro), building/construction (N-Build). Beneficiaries are paid a monthly stipend of N30,000 during their period of engagement.

The final selection list broken down by states and local government areas (LGA) for each of the three (3) N-Power components would be circulated to all focal persons in the states and Abuja.

In conjunction with all State N-Power partners, the new beneficiaries will be deployed to their assigned Primary Places of Assignment (PPA) and all successfully deployed N-Power beneficiaries in the second batch will be engaged for two-years starting from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2020.

In its first year, the N-Power scheme engaged about 200,000 unemployed Nigerian graduates. A recent PREMIUM TIMES report reviewed the successes of the programme and the apprehension by beneficiaries of what would happen to them once the two-year programme ends.

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