N-Power Programme: beneficiaries get electronic devices

Timothy Choji, Abuja

AG PRESIDENT OSINBAJO VISIT N-POWER CENTRE 5. R-L; Managing Director SOFTCOM, Mr YomI Adedeji, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo SAN, SSA Job creation/Youth Empowerment, Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede and MD of NDPHC, Mr Chinedu Ugbo during a visit to the N-Power Response Centre in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JULY 14 2017.

In a bid to empower Nigerian youth with various skills and curb unemployment, the N-Power programme has disbursed  electronic devices to Beneficiaries.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo who spoke during the presentation of the devices said he is excited about the achievements made so far by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in the area of youth empowerment.

Professor Osinbajo described the programme as one of the best in the world.

The N-Power programme is a job creation and empowerment scheme under the SIP of the Federal Government, meant for young Nigerians between the ages of 18-35.

Speaking at the presentation of electronic devices to beneficiaries, Professor Osinbajo said the scheme has a target of recruiting 500,000 young persons, who would be trained in various skills and empowered to stand on their own, thus addressing unemployment.

Giving his remarks on the scheme, the Acting President said he is well pleased with the way things were going.

“We have gone to a different scale. We are unto something entirely different because here we are, engaging hundreds of thousands of our young people, training and informing them at the same time. I think its unprecedented in its scope, in its creativity and in all that we are able to achieve so I am very impressed,” he said.

Opportunities

He urged the youth to take advantage of the programme, as he outlined the benefits of the electronic devices given to beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme.

He said: “I want to say to the young people that if we take the opportunity for instance if you look at the tablet given to them, the tablet contains so much information, so much learning material that one can really develop his skills in a wide variety of ways and be able to give himself greater opportunity. So is much more than an employment Programme, is a learning Programme, is a skills development Programme and is unprecedented. I haven’t seen anything like this anywhere in the world.”

 

Professor Osinbajo underscored the importance of recruiting more people under the scheme, in order to give hope to young people Nigerians, who need the opportunity.
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