The campaign promise to reduce unemployment rate in the country by the Mohammed Buhari team has been a continued call for the Federal Government of Nigeria. This has influenced the Federal Government’s re-launching of the N-Power programme. This is aimed at providing young graduates with and non-graduates with required skills and tools to promote entrepreneurship, employment and Innovation.
The first phase is focused on education, agriculture, technology, creative, construction and artisanal industries. The initiative is also to encourage the global market participation of the Nigerian youth which will give them opportunities to earn foreign exchange.
N-Power is one of the components of N-SIP, aimed at empowering Nigerians both graduates and non-graduates between the ages of 18 and 35 by paying them N30, 000 monthly over a period of two years.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation (N-Power Scheme), Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede, said no fewer than 200,000 out of 500,000 youths targeted had been empowered under the N-power programme in the country.
The N-Power programme recruits and trains young unemployed graduates as teachers, agricultural extension workers and health support workers, etc.
The scheme portal will reopen on 13th June. 2017. Interested youth are advised to take advantage of it.