2019 Major Moves!!! Nigerian Youths Jubilate Nationwide, As President Buhari Gives Immediate Powerful Order, Ahead Of The General Elections

By Joshua Amaugo July 20, 2018 12:49

2019 Major Moves!!! Nigerian Youths Jubilate Nationwide, As President Buhari Gives Immediate Powerful Order, Ahead Of The General Elections

A few months to 2019 general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered for the massive engagement of youths across the country.

According to news reports, the Federal Government has concluded arrangements to engage an additional 300,000 beneficiaries, in the second batch of its N-Power Volunteers Corps, from August 1, 2018.

President Buhari who made this known through his Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, on Thursday, in a Press statement, explained that with 200,000 existing beneficiaries, 500,000 unemployed Nigerian graduates, would by August 2018, be beneficiaries of the Scheme, which is a crucial part of the administration’s National Social Investment Programmes.

Recall, that President Buhari had on May 29, 2018, promised to fulfill all his campaign promises, as he said his government’s policies, including N-Power, were yielding results.

He said: “Home Grown School Feeding Programme – About 8.2 million pupils are currently being fed from 24 States of the Federation, with over 75,000 Catering Staff engaged under the programme.

“The Conditional Cash Transfer has so far recorded over 297,000 caregivers, and being trained by 2,495 Community Facilitators in 21 States. Less privileged Nigerians are now being paid N5,000 monthly stipend, in 9 pilot States of Bauchi, Borno, Cross River, Ekiti, Kwara, Kogi, Niger, Osun, and Oyo. Eventually, the Scheme will cover all the 36 States of the Federation, including the FCT.

“Under the Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme – About 264,269 loans had been disbursed to 4,822 societies in the 36 States and FCT, while another 370,635 are awaiting release of funds.

“N-Power Job creation Scheme – is targeted at providing jobs for unemployed young graduates, and has so far recruited 200,000 youths, while the next batch of 300,000 have been selected, verified, and would soon be deployed across the 36 States and the FCT.

“Furthermore, 20,000 non-graduate volunteers have also been selected to kick off the N-Build programme, in collaboration with the National Automotive Design and Development Council, and the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria”, Buhari had said.

Fulfilling his promise to engage additional 300,000 Nigerian youths, President Buhari reiterated that the N-Power Volunteer Corps Scheme, was designed to benefit all Nigerians, irrespective of their backgrounds, and was currently in the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory.

He said: “The final selection lists broken down in States/Local Government Areas for each of the three N-Power components, would be circulated to all focal persons in the States and the FCT, by Friday, July 20, 2018.

“All successfully deployed N-Power beneficiaries in the second batch, will be engaged for a period of two years, starting from August 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020.

“In order to qualify for their first monthly payment stipend of N30,000, by August 31, 2018, 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, 2018”, Buhari said.

For the past three years, the N-Power Scheme has been engaging unemployed Nigerian graduates, who are empowered with different skills acquisition, in different areas of public services, which include Education (N-Teach), Health (N-Health), Agriculture (N-Agro), and Building/Construction (N-Build), which enable them to become business owners and professionals of their own.

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