N-Power: Over 400,000 Youth Enrolled in Social Investment Programmes – Minister

By Kunle Sanni

Abuja (Sudiata Post) The Nigerian government says 473,137 Nigerian youth have been enrolled into its National Social Investment Programme.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, said this when members of the House of Representatives Committee on Poverty Alleviation visited her on Monday, DailyNigerian reported.

Ms Umar-Farouq said the N-power programme was designed to tackle youth unemployment in the country.

The ministry, in February, had disclosed plans to overhaul the N-Power scheme, school feeding programme and other National Social Investment Programmes (NSIPs).

It said the development was to ensure transparency, greater efficiency and more prudent application of resources.

“As at Feb. 25, there are 473,137 Nigerians enrolled into the programme.

“The N-Power Graduate Programme is the Federal Government’s direct intervention to tackle youth unemployment and re-energise public service delivery in four key sectors, that is, education, agriculture, health and tax

“The mandate will be achieved by training and providing jobs for 500, 000 young Nigerian graduates across the 774 local government areas of the federation,” Ms Umar-Farouq said.

Ms Umar-Farouq said that the HGSFP team had recently concluded its work plan for 2020, adding that the programme has started in Kwara State. (Leadership).

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