Fg Suspends N-Power Indefinitely &Amp; Begins Investigation

Fg Suspends N-Power Indefinitely &Amp; Begins Investigation

The Federal Government has suspended the N-Power programme indefinitely and begins investigation.

 

This was disclosed by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu while speaking during an interview on TVC News on Saturday.

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According to her, the suspension was a result of some irregularities observed within the scheme.

Edu noted that an investigation will be launched into how funds were expended since the beginning of the programme.

Revealing reasons behind the suspension and what will follow, the minister noted, “We must go back to look into N-Power and understand what the problems are so we will basically suspend the programme for now until we are done with proper investigation into the utilisation of funds into the N-Power programme.

“We want to know how many persons are basically on the program right now, how many persons are owed, the amount they are owed. We are totally restructuring the N-Power and expanding it.

“There are lots going on. We met people who were supposed to have exited the programme last year and they are still claiming that they are still teaching.

 

“Sometimes we contact the school or the places where they are working and they are not there. They are not working yet they keep claiming that they are being owed eight or nine months stipends.

The N-Power Programme was launched by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to tackle youth unemployment and help increase social developmen

About N-Power

Social Investment Programme, is the Federal Government of Nigeria’s direct intervention to tackle youth unemployment and re- energize public service delivery in four key sectors {Education, Agriculture, Health and Vocational Training). This mandate will be achieved by training and providing jobs for millions of young and unemployed Nigerian graduates between the ages of 18-35 across the 774 Local Governments of the federation. This is in line with Mr. President’s goal to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.

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