- Beneficiaries of the N-Power project are in a joyful mood after about 30,000 of them were gainfully employed
- According to the federal government, the former beneficiaries of the programme were hired as agric enumerators
- The development came two weeks after the Nigerian government announced an employment plan for N-Power beneficiaries
A report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) indicates that the Nigerian government has hired about 30,000 former N-Power beneficiaries as agric enumerators.
The announcement was made in a statement by the spokesperson of the vice president, Laolu Akande, in Abuja.
Akande noted that ministers and heads of agencies gave progress reports on the implementation of the government’s Economic Sustainability Plan (ESC) on Monday, February 8, at the Presidential Villa.
Alhaji Sabo Nanono, the agriculture and rural development minister speaking at the meeting said a total of 5.4 million farmers under the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) had been enumerated to get support.
He added that almost 73,000 N-Power volunteers were trained. Not less than 30,000 out of the number have already been deployed to 774 local government areas.
This is coming after the federal government said beneficiaries who have concluded the two-year job programme will be engaged to access permanent job opportunities as part of the N-Power exit plan.
FG increases N-Power beneficiaries to one million
Meanwhile, the Nigerian government announced the increase in the number of beneficiaries of NSIP, to accommodate more unemployed youth.
The minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Farouq, made the disclosure on Monday, November 30, 2020, at a ministerial press conference in Abuja.
Minister explains why N-Power beneficiaries are yet to receive payment
In a related development, Farouq explained why some N-Power beneficiaries from Batches A and B have not received their five months outstanding arrears of stipend.
Giving an update via her Twitter page on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, Farouq said the delay in the payment of the arrears was due to migration in payment platform by the Office of Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) in March 2020.