We'll expand N-Power from current 500,000 jobs annually, says Osinbajo

We'll expand N-Power from current 500,000 jobs annually, says Osinbajo

- Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has been reeling out the plans of the federal government in the next four years

- Osinbajo has promised that the government will expand the current N-Power programme

- The vice president promised that the Next Level plans of the government would to exciting, though a bit challenging

Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has promised that the federal government will expand the current N-Power programme.

Osinbajo made the promise at the 11th Bola Tinubu Colloquium held on Thursday, March 29, to celebrate the 67th birthday of the former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

The vice president also promised that the Next Level plans of the government would to exciting, though a bit challenging.

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His words: “We also intend to expand the scope of our N-Power programme which is our job scheme for young people. Young graduates coming out of school and some non-graduates.

“At the moment, we are engaging 500,000 of these young people and we pay them every month. Most of them have devices/tablets that contain training materials in enhancing their viability skills and also helps them to provide services to people who require them.

“We intend to expand the programme; we must expand the programme because 1.7million people come out of school and are looking for jobs every single year.”

He said the Buhari administration is determined to take Nigeria to a higher level through its Next Level programmes lined up for the next four years.

“So, the Next Level promises to be exciting, though a bit challenging as possibly as where we are coming from. But as the president has said repeatedly, we have no other focus but the progress of this country. And we will ensure that step-by-step, we get to where it is that we promised to take the country.

“I want to say to you all that the Next Level is for all of us and I urge that all of us cooperate to take us to this Next Level,” Osinbajo said.

Meanwhile, a Non-Governmental Organisation, Centre for Reform Education Initiative (CREI), has congratulated Tinubu as he clocks 67 years.

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Executive director of CREI, Honourable Chinwe Ugwu, in a statement sent to journalists on Tuesday, March 26, described Tinubu as a “destiny changer,” who has impacted on the lives of not a few individuals and change the course of Nigeria’s democracy.

Ugwu extolled the democratic credentials of Tinubu noting that he has “deepened democracy and contributed to the institution of good governance and development of countless individuals in the country.”

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