- The N-Power scheme is one of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government's national social intervention programmes
- Legit.ng reports that the scheme, established in 2016, is split into graduate and non-graduate programmes
- While the graduate programmes included the N-Teach, N-Agro, and N-Health, the non-graduate initiatives comprised the N-Power tech and N-Creative
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The scheme, through its official handle, stated this recently.
"Our non-graduate program active", N-Power
Legit.ng reports that the N-Power is a job creation and empowerment initiative of the Social Investment Programme of the federal government of Nigeria. It is designed to help young Nigerians acquire and develop life-long skills to become solution providers in their communities and to become players in the domestic and global markets.
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N-Power's statement reads:
"The non-graduate program is still active, please note that all programs are on hold for now due to the ongoing investigation by the Honorable Minister. We assure all eligible beneficiaries with genuine claim (sic) that we will resolve all the cases once we complete the verification."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that N-Power said payments for eligible beneficiaries will "effectively begin" in January 2024.
Betta Edu, minister of humanitarian affairs and poverty alleviation disclosed this in a recent interview with News Central TV, seen by Legit.ng.
No ongoing thumbprint exercise: N-Power
Legit.ng also reported that N-Power warned that there is no thumb printing exercise going on.
The federal government's social empowerment programme asked prospective beneficiaries to always monitor all its active social media platforms, "as that is where you will get any latest information".
N-Power speaks on purported NEXIT package
In another related news, Legit.ng reported that the N-Power scheme said it does not have any information regarding the NEXIT.
Legit.ng reports that the NEXIT was meant to be an empowerment initiative for exited N-Power beneficiaries who were enrolled before the Bola Tinubu administration.