An N-Power beneficiary in Ebonyi State, Emelda Onyeike shed tears as she narrated the impact the scheme has had in her life to Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
Concise News reports that Prof Osinbajo was in Ebonyi last week to commission a 2.8 MW Solar Hybrid power plant at Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI).
And the country’s number two citizen seized the opportunity to meet Onyeike in her home in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital to listen to her story last Friday.
According to Onyeike, she used her N30, 000 monthly stipend to start a catering business and now employs two people.
The video of the Vice-President’s visit in company of Governor Dave Umahi to the N-Teach beneficiary’s home was shared by Tolu Ogunlesi, the Special Assistant on Digital/New Media to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The volunteer says tearfully: “On 6th January 2017, I received the first alert. I shouted. God has done a marvellous thing in my life because I only have two cups of rice in the house that very day.
“When alert hit my phone, I had to thank God for everything because I know what I have been passing through.
“I used to soak garri overnight to enable me drink it.”
Watch video below:
Governance is all about impact. Meet Emelda Onyeike, an N-Power Teach beneficiary. She used her N30,000 monthly stipend to start a catering business & now employs two people. VP @ProfOsinbajo visited her in Abakaliki on Friday. Listen to her story, in her own words: pic.twitter.com/RxVEVSog6x
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) August 6, 2019
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.