Federal Government of Nigeria through its intervention programme has assured the first batch of N-Power beneficiaries that their stipends will be continued despite the fact that the programme will end on December 2018.
N-Power 2016 beneficiaries are the first batch of N-Power programme which commenced on December 2016. The vision of the programme is to reduce the high employment rate in Nigeria.
President Buhari spoke through his Special Assistance on New Media, Mr Bashir Ahmad, he shared the good news on his twitter handle.
With 2-year tenure of the 2016 N-Power beneficiaries ending in Dec. 2018, the FG has decided to extend payment of the stipends of the Batch 1 beneficiaries. The have already been provided for in the 2018 budget.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) October 23, 2018
With 2-year tenure of the 2016 N-Power beneficiaries ending in Dec. 2018, the FG has decided to extend payment of the stipends of the Batch 1 beneficiaries. The funds for the continued payments have already been provided in the 2018 budget. — Presidency pic.twitter.com/zc2554oIAK
— The Buhari Centre (@BuhariCentre) October 23, 2018
About 200,000 young Nigerian graduates were employed through the N-Power Program in the area of education, health and Agriculture.
N-Power beneficiaries were sent into public school, health sectors and farms across all the local government areas in Nigeria.
The public primary schools in Lagos have experienced significant improvement because of the injection of N-Power beneficiaries into the system.