- FG recruited about 1,350 unemployed youths under the N-power programme in Cross River state
- The new recruits will be serving as agricultural extension workers under the N-agro component of the N-power scheme
- The N-Power scheme is one of the federal government's social investment schemes targetted at unemployed Nigerian youths
The federal government has reportedly recruited about 1,350 unemployed youths under the N-power programme in Cross River.
The new recruits were employed to serve as agricultural extension workers under the N-agro component of the N-power scheme, according to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
NAN reports that the new development was disclosed by the state coordinator of Sasakawa Global 2000, Ekok Ntua.
Ntua said the new recruits would join the 94 existing extension workers working under the state’s Agricultural Development Project (ADP).
According to him, the N-agro agents have been supporting farmers by providing them with the necessary farming techniques to improve their productivity.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo, said the federal government's top priorities are job creation and youth employment.
Keyamo stated this when he played host to the Pan African Youth Union led by Niyi Oladele John.
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