The Special Assistant (SA) to President Muhammadu Buhari on Job Creation, Mohammed Brimah has asserted that ‘the commitment to empower the Nigerian youth is obvious’, Concise News reports.
Speaking on Tuesday during a visit to the N-Power Tech Software training camp at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN) in Abuja, Brimah stated that diversifying the economy is the main focus of the present government.
“This is actually the vision of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
“You have seen that the commitment to empower the youth is visible here.
“You have seen two thousand people here undergoing N-Tech training,” Brimah says.
“We are looking at how we can play with the big players in the table globally.
“So they are learning coding. They are learning digital marketing.
“They are being trained at the global standard where we can also export their services.
“And that’s the target. That’s what we are focusing on – diversifying economy.
“So we are talking about also exporting aside from oil, including and especially services.
“So I’m very impressed, and I can see the dedication from the beneficiaries here today.”
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The month of October ends today and as usual, beneficiaries of the graduate category of the scheme anxiously await their N30,000 (approximately $83) monthly stipend.
This online news medium noticed that federal workers usually receive their salaries between 25th and 30th of each month. But N-Power beneficiaries – classified as Federal Government workers too – do not have a consistent payday.
Billions of naira have been spent on the N-Power programme since its inception in December 2016.
Dubbed as the largest post-tertiary employment programme in Africa, the Muhammadu Buhari government sees the scheme as one of its major achievements.