The Federal Government, yesterday, said it had concluded a plan to enlist additional 400,000 youths for the Batch C N-Power program in the country.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development Sadiya Umar-Farouq, who revealed the plan in Kano, said the following stream is targeted at equipping the youths with life-long skills.
Farouq, represented by the Deputy Director, Finance and Account in the ministry, Muhammad Sambo, spoke at the closing ceremony for over 3,000 youths from the North-West zone trained in software and hardware skills under the Batch C1 of the N-Knowledge component of the N-Power program.
“It is no longer news that the President has approved that N-Power is expanded to accommodate one million beneficiaries. We have carefully implemented this where Batch C1 accommodates 510,000 beneficiaries, and Batch C2 will commence soon. This is to enlist more Nigerian youths into the program.
“It is a well-known fact that the N-Power program is a critical part of the National Social Investment Programmes domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD) and designed to achieve the national objectives of poverty reduction and job creation,” she said.