FG Restates Commitment To N-Power Scheme
The Federal Executive Council has approved the sum of N977.7 million for N-Power beneficiaries under its N-Creative and N-Tech categories to empower 3,500 beneficiaries.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udo Udoma, while briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.
Naija News reports that the N-Creative and N-Tech trainings are part of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) of the federal government.
Senator Udoma disclosed that the four major areas the N-Creative training will address are; script writing—150 beneficiaries, graphic illustration—375 beneficiaries, animation-750 beneficiaries and post production-225 beneficiaries.
“We submitted two memos to the council both on the National Social Investment Programme(NSIP).
“The first was for the award of consultancy service contract for the provision of training services and integrated supply of starter packs for N-Creative trainees in the Northern States of Nigeria under NSIP in the N652.3 million inclusive of five per cent VAT.
“Basically, the N-Creative training service is to be held in Abuja; it will be delivered to 1,500 beneficiaries with integrated starter packs distributed to trainees at end of that training.
“The second memo was again, under the NSIP.
“It was for the award of consultancy service contract for provision of training services and integrated supply of starter packs for the N-Tech Software trainees in Southern Nigeria under the NSIP in the sum of N325.4 million.
“It is software training service; the N-Tech will have 2,000 beneficiaries,’’ he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the Federal Government’s N-Power scheme currently engages no fewer than 500,000 youth graduates deployed to provide public health services in teaching, health, agriculture and tax and monitoring.
It also engages another 200,000 non-graduates in training or on attachment to organisations as interns.