50,000 Non-Graduate N-Power Volunteers To Be Deployed
The wait is finally over for the applicants in the N-Power volunteer programme being run by the federal government.
The Presidential aide on job creation and youth empowerment, Afolabi Imoukhuede, said that the deployment was delayed to enable the job creation team provide training materials for the volunteers.
He explained that the volunteers would be deployed to begin three-month vocational training in seven disciplines followed by a nine-month apprenticeship in related industries before venturing into self-employment.
He said the deployment was delayed till September because officials had to go to the various centres for physical verification to ensure that those in existing N-Power schemes are removed.
“Contracts were awarded as at end of June and as I speak now literally all contractors have delivered to the six zonal warehouses that we then appointed.
“So, there will be no case of the training being given out in Yobe different from the one in Kaduna or in Umuahia and also no question of some centres having consumables and others claiming they were not supplied,’’ he explained.
The presidential aide added that a centre assessment committee, with the Labour Minister as Chair and him as alternate chair, was set up early in the year to visit the zones.
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