The Federal Government has assured N-Power beneficiaries that their outstanding payments and other challenges bedevilling the programme will be resolved soon.
Minster of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Farouq made this known during a virtual meeting with some of the Batch A and B beneficiaries.
In a statement by her Special Adviser, Strategic Communications, Halima Oyelade the Minster thanked the beneficiaries for their contributions towards the success of the programme.
According to the statement, the Minster reiterated the president’s vision of uplifting 100 million people out of poverty and expressed happiness that, at least, 109,823 beneficiaries of Batch A and B of N- Power have established businesses in their communities.
The commencement of the enrolment of Batch C was predicated on the need to give more Nigerian youth the opportunity to benefit as keeping only 500,000 beneficiaries for 4 years defeats the purpose of Mr. President’s vision.
Some of the beneficiaries thanked the Federal Government for the opportunity given to them.
“Saddiq Mustapha, a beneficiary from Katsina State and graduate of Ahmadu Bello University said he was idle after his National Youth Service Corp, but with the experience gained and training in video production and editing, he has set up a multimedia company and runs the largest online media business in Katsina with thousands of followers.
Similarly, Ali Dapil from Plateau State who is physically challenged applied for N-Teach and was sent to Gindiri DEM as his Primary place of Assignment with provision of necessary device to aid him.
The Minister remained focused on President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision of lifting 100 million people out of poverty in 10 years by creating opportunities to Nigerian Youths through entrepreneurship.