Federal Government Releases New Plans for N-Power, 2018/2019
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo says the N-Power Graduate Skills Acquisition Programme will be expanded and made better to benefit more Nigerian youths.
Osinbajo made the disclosure on Friday during a visit to Kiara De-Luke Multi-Skill and Entrepreneurship Centre, an N-Power training centre at Umuobiakwa in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia.
Addressing the trainees, the vice president said the N-Power programme was very important to the Federal Government because of its focus on empowering the youths through capacity building.
“The programme will be expanded, enriched, made bigger and better and we will improve the welfare of those in the programme.
“The Federal Government wants to demonstrate through you that Nigerian young people are not only competent, but can with the best training become the best available anywhere in the world.
“You can be sure that we are going to see this programme through. We are going to continue the programme. We are not going to stop it.
“It is the largest of its kind anywhere in Africa. We want to prove that it is possible not only to keep young people employed and engaged but to train at the same time on a continuous basis and to train them using technology.
“We want to prove also that you do not need to know anybody to be able get a job. You do not have to go and speak to anybody. You get the job in a free and fair manner.
“So, I want to ask you to be committed because sometimes there may be difficulties,” he said.
The Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment Programmes, Mrs. Maryam Uwais gave the welcome at the Formal Launch of N-Power Build in Enugu.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Formal Launch of N-Power Build in ANAMMCO, Enugu State. He is here with N-Power Build beneficiaries.