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Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment, Mrs Maryam Uwais (Photo Courtesy: TVC News)
The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social investment, Mrs Maryam Uwais has said that she is impressed with the level of energy and enthusiasm displayed by the N-Power Tech Software trainees, Concise News reports.
It would be recalled that the top presidential adviser had disclosed earlier this month in an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) that the Federal Government is working on “disengaging” over 200,000 beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme by the end of 2019.
Meanwhile, on her visit to N-Power beneficiaries at the Public Service Institute on Tuesday in Abuja, Uwais did not dwell on the disengagement talks but praised the ruling government’s initiative.
Tolu Ogunlesi, the Special Assistant to President Buhari on New Media post the clip of Uwais’ visit on his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday.
“I hope that by the end of the three months, you would be able to start making money for yourselves.
“I am also happy that you are comfortable and learning well. Please don’t give up. Continue in this spirit and you will go far in life,” Uwais stated.
Similarly, Afolabi Imoukhuede, Senior Special Adviser to the President on Job Creation said with the skills acquired, beneficiaries could uplift others in their community.
According to him, they would also have opportunities to access global funds to improve their services and skills.
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The N-Power programme is for young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35.

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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.