- Presidential aide, Afolabi Imoukhuede, has denied rumours that N-power volunteers will be absorbed into the federal civil service
- Imoukhuede said pioneer members will not exit the programme as earlier scheduled as FG was trying to ensure a greater enhancement for economic opportunities for them
- However, the aide said the scheme is in talks with some state governors and other agencies on ways to absorb the volunteers into the civil service in their respective states
The federal government has debunked rumours of absorbing pioneer volunteers of the N-power scheme into its civil service.
Afolabi Imoukhuede, the senior special assistant to the president on job creation and youth empowerment, revealed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, April 10, in Abuja.
"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.
He said government was trying to ensure a greater enhancement for economic opportunities for the pioneer members of the scheme.
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.
He 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, April 9, filled with news that the federal government planned to absorb pioneer volunteers of the N-power scheme into its civil service.
Legit.ng had previously reported that a N-power volunteer in Benue state, Dorough Terkura, had impacted lives of indigent school children in his community by providing them with learning materials.
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Terkura, said the gesture was to put smile on the faces of the indigent children in his community.
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