VIDEO: Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment Programmes, Mrs Maryam Uwais, speaks on @npower_ng’s new Tech Training Program: 2,000 beneficiaries already being trained as software developers; another 2,000 will be added very soon. #GovtAtWorkNG pic.twitter.com/VpNftjOkwN
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The N-Power programme is for young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35.
The FG says the main policy thrust of the N-Power scheme is to harness large-scale skill development in the country.
Every month, the Nigerian government spends about N15 billion as stipends on over 500,000 volunteers of the component of the National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIP).
The graduate beneficiaries earn a monthly stipend of N30, 000 (approximately 83 USD).
Dubbed as the largest post-tertiary employment programme in Africa, the Muhammadu Buhari government sees the scheme as one of its major achievements.
Headquartered under the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, N-Teach is the most popular of the N-SIP, which also focuses on health, agriculture and public finance in the graduate category of the scheme.
Two batches have been recruited in the graduate category since the launch of the programme in 2016.