N-power beneficiaries are getting set for a greater 2020 as the federal government is about to unfold a juicy package for them.
According to Sadiya Farouq, who is the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development revealed to newsmen that N-Power is the job creation as empowerment component of the NSIP, for young unemployed Nigerians; it has a network of over 500,000 thousands volunteers, in different segments.
The first batch of 2016, is made up of A-set of 200,000 beneficiaries, who have spent more the agreed contract date of 2 years.
However, the first batch is counted lucky, because their exit package is underway. No beneficiaries of the N-power programme will go back to the street, begging to be employed, never.
In her words, “All volunteers shall be accorded with a good exit package, in line with president Buhari set agenda of bringing out 100 million Nigerians Out of extreme poverty in 10 years’ time,” minister said.
Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment-Mrs. maryam uwais disclosed that, a transition option is already on, all the first 200,000 set, are to select their preferred choice in the list of entrepreneurship skills made available.
She stresses the need of NSIP collaboration with states government and private sector participation, to contain the large numbers of beneficiaries. In her words, we are partnering all the states government to employ N-power volunteers. The private sector participation will see some beneficiaries who are very much interested acquiring more skills, get engaged.
Mrs Uwais also said; Federal Government is in collaboration with Central Bank of Nigeria, to provide loans to beneficiaries so as to sustain the programme for a long period of time.
She also disclosed that, a new batch of 300,000 fresh beneficiaries would come on board come 2020. That is, when batch might have been settled. There will be no need for further restructuring of SNIP, she added.
Mr Afolabi, in a live chart, reassured all beneficiaries of a good exit plan, no volunteer will roam the street, looking for job. He advised recipient of the programme to remain calm, as government is making good plans ahead.