FG targets 20,000 youths for hardware, innovation and software training under N-power

No fewer than 20,000 persons are about to take off in hardware, innovation and software training as part of the programmes under the Federal Government’s N-power scheme.

This was made known by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Mr. Laolu Akande.

According to Akande, about 200,000 volunteers have been recruited nationwide for the N-power scheme so far while another set of 300,000 graduate volunteers have been pre-selected for the next round.

“When fully engaged, half a million unemployed graduates would have been engaged receiving their N30,000 monthly stipend and equipped with an electronic device that prepares them with new skills and ideas beyond the duration of the N-Power,” Akande said.

“In addition, the cost-benefit analysis of the programme indicates that a careful implementation of the programmes would deliver a positive return to the country’s GDP both in the short and long terms,’’ he added.

N-power scheme is a programme under the Federal Government’s National Social Investments Programmes (NSIP) which was initiated in 2016 and designed to assist young Nigerians between the ages of 18 to 35 to acquire and develop life-long skills.

So far, no fewer than 6.8 million Nigerians out of the projected 10 million have benefited from the National Social Investment Programmes being implemented by the Buhari administration. 

Other programmes under the initiative include, the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT), Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) and Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSF).
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