Last updated on April 14th, 2019 at 02:18 pm
- 60, 000 Nigerian youths to be employed
- Softcome technology to handle training of applicants
President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has announced a new scheme called N-Power knowledge multi-track youth empowerment which is targeting 60, 000 Nigerians between the age of 18 and 25.
The N-Power knowledge multi-track youth empowerment is a subsidiary of N-Power Programme, aimed at training and creating employment for Nigerian youths.
InfomediaNG gathered that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) gave the approval according to the Minister of Budget and Planning, Udoma Udoma while briefing news men in Abuja.
According to Udoma, the new scheme “N-Power knowledge multi-track youth empowerment programme” will first take in 12,000 unemployed or under-employed graduates aged 18-25 yrs and will be trained and given relevant devices afterwards.
Model of N-Power knowledge multi-track youth empowerment
The minister said the training will be on mobile computing and commonly used electronic devices, which will be run under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP).
After the training, each of the initial 12,000 selected and trained “will be empowered to train five other youth, leading to additional 60,000 jobs”
Who is the Contractor?
The contract for the programme has been awarded to Softcome Ltd who will be working with the officials of NSIP.
Softcome is the brain behind Eyowo app, and several other educational apps across Nigerian and other African countries.
Softcome has also handled several projects for MTN Nigeria and other telecom firms in Nigeria.
According to the minister, the office NSIP will spend N259,000 per youth on the training while an additional 207,000 will be spent for work tools.
N-Power knowledge multi-track youth empowerment programme is expected to gulp N5,595,669,250 with a completion period of nine months.
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