20,000 Beneficiaries Of N-Power Nine -Month Training To Get N30, 000 Monthly – VP Yemi Osinbajo
The Nigeria federal government has reiterated its commitment to reducing unemployment in the country, saying there is provision to engaging no less than 20, 000 Nigerian youths soon.
NIGERIA NEWS notes that Osinbajo disclosed that the federal government has approved the training of 20, 000 youths for nine months under the N-Power programme in various locations across the country.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) gave the development in Enugu on Friday, May 18, during the inauguration of one of the facilities for the training located at the Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company complex, Emene.
In his remark at the event, the vice president said that the complex was one of the 250 training centres approved for the scheme.
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The fervid Osinbajo said the beneficiaries of the nine months training programme would receive a monthly stipend of N30, 000 within the period.
Going further, he explained that the project was an integral part of the N-Power project that had absorbed thousands of youths across the country.
“This programme is aimed at creating thousands of technical jobs for the youths as well as improve their entrepreneurship skills.
“It is a sub-section of the N-Power programme aimed at training 75, 000 youths in relevant industries where their training skills will be needed,’’ he said.
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According to the outspoken vice president, the nine-month training would comprise a theory aspect which will run for the first three months, after which beneficiaries would be given work tools.
Osinbajo stated clearly that the beneficiaries would go with the kits to work on their own.
The VP who reiterated the preparedness of the federal government to create more jobs for Nigerians called on the citizens to give the current administration the needed support to achieve its programmes, adding that the future holds promises for the youths.
Osinbajo also commended the Enugu state government for the reception accorded him and solicited support for the project to thrive.
Prior to this report, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state had said that the gesture was in line with the programmes of the state government aimed at empowering the youths through relevant skills acquisition ventures.
Ugwuanyi commended the federal government for locating the centre in the state and for the support it had enjoyed over the years.
He said that his administration had provided the conducive environment for businesses to thrive and would continue to support initiatives aimed at improving the economy.
In a previous report, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that N-power directs 2017 beneficiaries to call this number.