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What N-Power wants Batch C beneficiaries to know before starting jobs

In a move to prevent what seemed like ineptitude on the part of the Federal Government in the handling of activities of N-Power during the engagement period of both exited Batches A and B, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Social Development and Disaster Management, Hajia Umar Farouq, has said that the beneficiaries of the ongoing recruitment process of N-power Batch C members would be made to study, understand, and accept all the conditions of engagement stipulated by laws that created the programme before they would be allowed to start jobs.

The Minister spoke through her aid, Ms. Nneka, on Thursday. Nneka said the Ministry was still working on the recruitment process but the Minister was committed to seeing that diligence was followed and that beneficiaries were selected on merit bases.

While exposing what the N-Power batch C would be exposed to pertaining to the programme, the Minister said those to be enrolled as Batch C beneficiaries needed to know in details terms of their engagement and exit plans before they would be commissioned into the programme after selection

This was, she said, to prevent the federal government from the kind of embarrassment Batch A and B had been meted on Nigerian government that assisted them, and giving the nature of the programme as a social investment in people, they needed to be abreast of the fact that there is no permanency rather exit plans.

Commenting on the withheld stipends of the exited Batches A and B, Hajia Faruoq said the outstanding stipends up to June had been approved for payments as the Humanitarian Ministry had sent identities of the beneficiaries to the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation.

She also added that the exited batches would be taken care of in the future government programmes as contained in their exit plans drawn by the federal government. 

"Patience of these young men and women is required, they should be patient with me to see what I plan for them ". said the Minister.

Mrs. Farouq also included it that she had directed Focal Persons in states to collate names of interested exited N-power Batch A and B members.

N-power as you might have known is a social investment programme of the federal government to train youths in entrepreneurship so they could have required expertise and skills to stand on their own. The programme attracts some stipends as stimuli to learn.

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