FG Approves ₦19 Billion for N-Power Training and Skill Acquisition
Do you know that the N-Power programme for Batch C is still ongoing? Yes and the good news is that on Monday, in Abuja, The Federal Government approved the total sum of N19.24bn for the training of 50,000 non-graduate N-Power beneficiaries and the procurement of taxiway lighting system in the Port Harcourt, Lagos and Abuja airports. See more details below.
The sums also covers consultancy services for Dadin Kowa 40MW -power project in Gombe state and the furnishing of the 10- story headquarters of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency located in Lagos state.
This news of the funds approval was revealed to journalist by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Social Development and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouk, after an extraordinary meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by Vice President Yemi Osibajo.
In march 2023, it was reported that the FG had approved the engagement of four (4) of its agencies to train 50,000 Non-Graduate N-Power beneficiaries for nine months. They include the National institute of Transport Technology, Industrial Training Fund, National institute for Hospitality and Tourism, and the Hydaraulic Equipment Development Institute.
The minister further stated that “the other memo is submitted, which seek Council’s approval for the engagement of four federal agencies for the training of the non-graduates N-Power beneficiaries. This is in the total sum of N14.21bn with 7.5% as VAT.”
She added that the life skills acquisition programme had been on since the inception of the N-Power programme in 2016 as the third batch begins training soon.
Lastly she sheds more light on the homegrown feeding programme, an initiative she said has reduce the number of out-of-school Children nationwide.