N-Power: 200,000 Nigerians to begin work in December

Hajia Sani, Ugo Okoro

Two hundred thousand young Nigerians selected as Teachers, Agriculture and Health workers, under the federal government’s N-Power programme, are to begin work on December 1.

The workers were selected about 2 weeks ago and their names have now been sent to State Governments and Abuja for deployment to specific assignments.

The Presidency in a series of tweets on Sunday, said that the names would be published this week on the portal.

Notification text messages will also be sent to the succesful applicants from Monday, 21 November.

It said that this batch of 200,000 beneficiaries was the first, and that there would be others.

“In total, will engage and train 500,000 young unemployed graduates. It is a paid volunteering programme of a 2-year duration.

The 500,000 beneficiaries will be expected to exit after two years to economically viable job and business opportunities.

Participants will be provided teaching, instructional and advisory solutions in the focus areas, and paid a monthly stipend of N30,000.

The 4 main focus areas are in basic education, agriculture extension services, public health & community education (civic & adult education).

Besides the programme for graduates, there are other schemes for non-graduates: N-Power Knowledge & N-Power Build,” the Presidency stated.