N-Power News Today 16 May 2023


FG approves N19bn for N-Power training, others

The Federal Government, on Monday, in Abuja, 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.


The Ministers of Humanitarian Affairs, Social Development and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouk, revealed this to journalists after an extraordinary meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House, Abuja.


Recall that in March 2023, the FG had approved the engagement of four 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 Hydraulic Equipment Development Institute.


Farouk said “The other memo is submitted, which is to 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 begin training soon.


“We’re now in Batch C of that programme. And we have received a report from these agencies of what we have done thus far and we are very satisfied with them. We have engaged them again and this is what we brought to the Council for approval and it graciously approved,” said the Minister.

Source: Punch Nigeria

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