The federal government has commenced ‘N-Power-Enhance’, designed to advance the social investment programme (N-Power)
Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Job Creation and Youth Employment and the National Coordinator of the Federal Government Social Investment Programme, N-Power, Mr. Afolabi Imoukhuede, announced this on Saturday.
He noted that candidates qualified for ‘N-Power-Enhance’ are Batch A beneficiaries.
He disclosed this at the N-Power Edo South programme, with the theme “Build the Future” which held in Benin City, Edo State.
Imoukhuede urged beneficiaries to fully utilise the opportunity provided by the federal government through the N-Power programme to achieve more for themselves both professionally and entrepreneurially.
He noted that from “the beneficiaries’ testimonies, the N-Power programme has achieved its objectives.”
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, described the N-Power programme as world-class and urged beneficiaries to see it as an opportunity to acquire skills and work experiences which they could use to build a future for themselves.
Over 2,000 beneficiaries in Batches A and B attended the event, which also had in attendance the Director, National Orientation Agency, Mrs. Grace Eweka; APC State Youth Leader, Mr. Valentine Aisuen, special advisers to Governor Obaseki and other dignitaries.
The N-Power Volunteer Corps is part of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)’s Social Investment Programmes (SIP) under which 500,000 graduates have so far been recruited.
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.