NPower Update: The Honourable Minister Sadiya Farooq has shared a message with Batch A and Batch B Beneficiaries.
The transitioning and exit of Batch A and B is not a punitive action. It is a proactive intervention to help up skill your brothers and sisters and assist them further along on their journey through life.
She thanks the beneficiaries and states that they have been worthy ambassadors of the N-Power programme in their respective Places of Primary Assignments – Primary Healthcare centres, Previously unmanned classrooms and as Agric Extension Advisors.
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Sadiya Farooq has shared a message with Batch A and Batch B Beneficiaries
Dear Batch A & B N-Power Beneficiary,
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up huge challenges that have impacted us negatively across the spectrum from our health to the economy and taken a serious humanitarian toll on our lives.
As we battle the pandemic, it is our duty as public servants in government to intervene where needed by continuing to provide the lifeline for continuity as government continues its acceleration towards providing an enabling environment for businesses to create sustainable jobs.
This is imperative because post Covid-19. the Nigerian economy, like most economies around the world, will require a boost to recover from the economic effects of the pandemic
This is the major reason why we havecommenced enrolment of Batch C. which is providing opportunities for more Nigerian youths to gain skills for employability and entrepreneurship. It is also providing a pipeline of skilled workers to help rebuild the economy post Covid 19.
In A3 hours, over 1,000,000 young men and women like you submitted their applications on the portal in their bid to gain an opportunity of participating in the N-Power programme. That opportunity will be denied them if we do not create the space for them to take part
So, the transitioning and exit of Batch A & B which begins today, June 30 and which terminates on July 31. is not a punitive action. It is rather a proactive intervention to help upskill your brothers and sisters and assist them further along on their journey through life.
At the last count, about 109.823 beneficiaries from Batch A & B have gone on to set up businesses in their communities, underlining and highlighting the impact and imperative of the N Power programme,
I want to thank the outgoing beneficiaries of Batches A & B for their service. You have been worthy ambassadors of the National Social Investment Programmes and I look forward to hearing of and meeting many of you in the future.
We will be in touch in the coming days and weeks to explain the details of your transitbning and exit. We will also be communicating other details.
As the Batch C application and enrolment continues, I await more success stories of positive impact from young men and women who remain the hope and future of this country.
I and my team at the Ministry are fully committed to this program and all efforts are geared towards supporting the vulnerable members of our population.
I believe that we are stronger when we work together and we will make it through these trying times. I wish you all the very best.
Sadiya Umar Farouq
Humanitarian Affairs. Disaster Management and Social Development
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