Just as the 2016 beneficiaries across the country are awaiting the decision of the Federal Government on their status, 30 N-Power beneficiaries of the youth empowerment programme have been exited from the scheme for truancy.
InfomediaNG gathered that the affected volunteers absconded from places of primary assignment. Sometimes in 2019, more than 2,000 beneficiaries of the programme were sacked for similar offence.
Adamawa N-Power Focal Person Mary Yuwadi told newsmen that the affected people are N-Teachers.
She was quoted as saying, ”Under the Federal Government National Social Investment Programme, a total of 14,100 Youths in the state were registered in various segments of the programmes.”
What about their monthly stipend?
Yuwadi confirmed that their N30, 000 monthly stipends has been stopped forthwith, saying, “This will serve as a deterrent for other members who are not serious in their places of work.”
How they were discovered
She said the monitoring team discovered that some of them who registered under the programme in Adamawa, reside in Abuja and Lagos and collect the stipend being paid.
”We also found out that some of those who registered were civil servants working in various local government areas across the state.”
Impact of N-Power in Adamawa
On the impact of the programme especially N-Power Teach, she said:” the programme has significantly improved the standard of primary and junior secondary schools education in the state.
”’ There is inadequate supervision, mobility and accommodation problems”.
NAN reports that the N-Power was introduced in 2016 by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration “to imbibe the entrepreneurship culture in the Nigerian youth aged between 18 and 35 — both graduates and non-graduates”.
An estimated 500,000 youths across the country are currently engaged in the scheme, providing services in the country’s education, health, agriculture sectors and local government offices with a monthly N30,000 stipend.
These programmes include N-Power Teach, N-Power Health, N-Power Agric and other non-graduate that include N-Tech, N-Software.