The National Coordinator of N-Power Programme Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede has encouraged beneficiaries of the job initiatives to attend job interviews if the opportunity arises.
He stated this while featuring on a Facebook Live Chat which held on Monday, May 27, 2019.
He said the first batch whom he described as N-Power veterans would continue to be in the programme and continue to earn in as much they continue to go to their places of primary assignment, “I salute you and thank you for what you continue to do at your PPA.”
“We will continue to encourage you to go for job interviews and entrepreneurship. But please do so with the full consent of your supervisor so you are not reported as an absconder,” he said.
“I would never say you shouldn’t go for job interviews, I would never say to you not to explore great opportunities.”
He said he’s happy seeing some of the beneficiaries pulling out of the N-Power programme voluntarily because of better opportunities and jobs.
“We will never stop you seeking better opportunities,” he said.
Mr Imoukhuede assured the first batch who came on board 2016 to stop exercising fears over what could happen next.
Speaking on device for some of the 2016 batch who haven’t gotten their tablet, Mr Imoukhuede said the N-power programme is working on it.
The programme is the job initiative programme of President Muhammadu Buhari to reduce the rate of unemployment among young Nigerian graduates.
During the first batch in 2017, 200, 000 people were onboarded while 300, 000 people were recruited in 2017.
The 500, 000 on board are paid N30, 000 as monthly salary. The programme is first of its kind in the history of Nigeria where provisions are made for the unemployed graduates across the country.