The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development has given an immediate directive for an increase of the number of beneficiaries by 5 million
This is coming at a time when the numbers of unemployed youths and the crimes rate skyrocketed all-time high.
Addressing the media in Nasarawa State, during a handing over of feeding utensils to beneficiaries of the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, another NSIP scheme, the humanitarian minister said 5 million beneficiaries of the Npower program will be onboarded by 2022
According to Umar Farouq “We have recently inaugurated the Batch C N-Power scheme, which is aimed at helping over one million unemployed Nigerian youths to gain useful experience and technical skills that they can convert into small businesses to further support themselves.
“This is in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directives for the expansion of the program to accommodate an additional five million beneficiaries.”
This will go a long way in reducing strict poverty and unemployment in line with president Buharis’ plan to lift 100M Nigerians out of poverty