174,160 youths benefit from N-power programme


The Ministry of Budget and National Planning announced today that it has empowered 174,160 youths out of 200,000 selected for 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 Minister, Udoma Udo Udoma, said this in his speech read on Tuesday in Abuja at the Town Hall Meeting to celebrate the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari Administration’s two years in office.

He said all beneficiaries from 36 states had been engaged and had started receiving payments as part of the implementation of the N-power programme.

The minister said the N-power was implemented under the Social Investment Programmes as promised by President Buhari during his campaigns to help the poor and vulnerable people.

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