Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday disclosed this in Kano state at a special prayer session organised for President Muhammadu Buhari by the beneficiaries of various social investment programmes in the state.
Represented by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Social Investment Programme, Barrister Isma’eel Ahmed, Osinbajo also said the Trader-moni and conditional cash transfer programmes would be expanded to cover all 44 local government areas of Kano state.
According to him, “In the next four years, we will escalate the numbers, especially for N-Power. We are recruiting another 120, 000 or more. To round-up our programme for the conditional cash transfer from 15 local governments, we are going to spread to all 44 local government areas of the state this year to make sure that every nook and cranny of Kano that is devastated with poverty are touched.
“The TraderMoni too is going to be increased, because we intend to give another 2 million people loans this year.”
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.