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It’s good news for the N-Power 2016 batch as the Federal Government said Thursday that the N-Power 2016 beneficiaries will not go back to the labour market.
According to the government, the 200,000 first batch will now proceed on enhancement programme, meaning that they will continue to be on the Federal Government payroll, earning 30, 000 Naira monthly stipend.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation, Mr. Afolabi Imoukhuede, stated this today, October 18, 2018 Facebook Live Chat with the 500, 000 youths on the FG payroll under the graduate programme.
There have been fears among the 200, 000 batch of N-Power 2016 volunteers about their fate as their term draws nearer.
If we’re to go by the 2-year duration of the prgramme, they would exit the programme by November 2018.
But we what could be called, “Good news” the coordinator of the job initiative programme said “we will not let you go back to the street.”
There have been several calls by the volunteers calling on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to consider their plight.
Mr. Imoukhuede said:
“Hello Hello npower 2016 beneficiaries.We appreciate you and we kept Faith in you.Please know that you won’t be going back to the street after your programe.”
On how the N-Power 2016 will be engaged to prevent them from going back to the labour market, Mr. Imoukhuede said:
“You will progress into some enhancement Programme/Career opportunities. There will be some sort of entrepreneurship competition and mentorship
“We are having conversation with stake holders at different level.We will make sure you are aligned with your areas of core strength and passion.Please state tuned for more updates from us.We won’t allow you to go back to the street.Be rest assured,” he said.
Read details of the good news for the first batch below:
Our dear N-Power family,
We are all inspired just looking at the past several months. Many doubted that it was possible to organise half a million young people together for the collective good of our communities and our country.
But you have disproved this. You took on unmanned classrooms. giving hope to many young children. Despite barriers, you persuaded our people about the benefits of immunisation and helped organise records at our health centres.
You advised farmers on how to improve their crop yields and boost domestic production. You did this hard work while also improving your skills and learning new things that were provisioned in your devices and during the course of your day-to-doy activities.
We are grateful for your work across the length and breadth of the 774 Local Government areas in Nigeria. We are also inspired that there is indeed great hope in Nigeria’s youth.
But we also recognise that this is but a beginning and you all aspire to attain your dreams of a much ENHANCED FUTURE. Indeed your dreams for a bigger and greater contribution to ENHANCE yourselves and your families lie at the heart of the next BIG PLAN for our 2016 N-Power Beneficiaries.
2016 Beneficiaries will proceed into an enhancement programme as you continue to give of your service and earn your monthly stipends.
The details of N-Power ENHANCE will gladden your hearts as it indeed gladdens ours. A multi-sector. multi-layered and multi-pronged plan will indeed answer all the questions that you have had over the past few months about what the future holds. Indeed. the future is bright. The future in ENHANCED!
WATCH THIS SPACE! NPOWER ENHANCED
InfomediaNG Final Thought:
The assurance from the Federal Government put to rest the question of what the first batch of the job initiative programme would be doing after their 2-year term elapsed.
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