Last updated on April 14th, 2019 at 02:18 pm
- No Federal job for 2016 N-Power batch
- FG talking to state governors to employ N-Power volunteers
- N-Power Enhancement still on course
We’re don’t have provision to give the 2016 batch of N-Power beneficiaries permanent job, the Federal Government has declared.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job creation and Youth Empowerment Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede stated this on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Abuja.
He was debunking the insinuation that President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressive Congress (APC) was planning to absorb the N-Power 2016 batch into the civil service.
“To the best of my knowledge, I am not aware of this news, when I read it, they were quoting Mr President and I am not aware of any meeting where Mr President made such statement.
“I am not aware of the practicality of such news, what I know was that the pioneer members will not exit the programme as earlier schedule,’’ he said.
Imoukhuede said that the pioneer members, who were to exit the programme in November 2018, would continue to earn their pay while they continue their work.
Imoukhuede said government was trying to ensure a greater enhancement for economic opportunities for the pioneer members of the scheme.
Recalled InfomediaNG told you a few weeks back that FG was planning to migrate the 2016 batch into what has been described as N-Power enhancement.
Absorbing N-Power into state civil service
The Senior Special Assistant said the scheme was in talks with some state governors and other agencies on ways to absorb them into the civil service in their respective states.
Imoukhuede said the scheme was also speaking with the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammed Bello, on absorbing the volunteers into its civil service.
Imoukhuede also noted that some of the volunteers had contributed immensely to the school where they were attached in the FCT and promised that they would not be abandoned.
“Some of these volunteers have gotten used to the teaching methodology, and they are used to the system, and you know some of these schools also lack teachers.
“In some of these schools, you only find the head teacher and the Vice, the other teachers you find are N-power and corps members,” he said.
The social media was on Tuesday filled with news that the Federal Government planned to absorb pioneer volunteers of the N-power scheme into its civil service.
While the news of absorbing the 2016 batch was trending on social media, some of them are also skeptical about their fate as they’re yet to receive their March salary at the time of filing this report.
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