Npower Deployment: Presidency Reveals Final Date And Further Guidelines
The presidency on Thursday has revealed the final date as August 1st, the date where the 2nd batch of N-Power beneficiaries will be deployed, the total amount of people to be deployed is 300,000. Though the announcement was made earlier by Npower management that the Npower deployment will start next week. So it is possible the deployment will come earlier before August 1st.
Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said this in a statement Thursday night.
He said with 200,000 beneficiaries currently accommodated in the programme, a total of 500,000 Nigerian graduates will by August become beneficiaries of the scheme.
Laolu recalled Osinbajo’s declaration that, “President Muhammadu Buhari made it clear that the SIP would be a major programme of the administration because he was concerned about poverty and unemployment.”
The statement further noted that in conjunction with all State N-Power partners, the new beneficiaries will be promptly deployed to their assigned Primary Places of Assignment (PPA) on or before the said date.
It added: “The final selection lists broken down in States/Local Government Area (LGA) for each of the (3) N-Power component would be circulated to all focal persons in the states and FCT by Friday, July 20, 2019.
“All successfully deployed N-Power beneficiaries in the second batch will be engaged for a period of two-year period starting from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020.
“In order to qualify for their first monthly payment stipend of N30,000 by August 31, 2019, all deployed volunteers are expected to upload on their N-Power portal page their stamped and signed confirmation of resumption on or before Friday, August 10, 2019.
“Through the N-Power scheme, hundreds of thousands of young, unemployed Nigerian graduates have been empowered through training and skills acquisition in different areas of public services, including education (N-Teach), health (N-Health), agriculture (N-Agro), and building/construction (N-Build).
“Each N-Power beneficiary learns entrepreneurial skills to enable them become business persons and become professionals on their own, while beneficiaries are given electronic devices to enhance their work and paid a N30,000 monthly stipend.
“State-based N-Power partners comprise, but are not limited to the following: N-Teach – State Universal Board for Education (SUBEB); State & Local Government Area (LGA) Offices for Adult Education Centres; State & LGA Offices for Nomadic Education; N-Agro – State & LGA Offices for Agriculture Development Programme (ADP); and N-Health – State & LGA Offices for Primary Health Care Board.