President Muhammadu Buhari Address Nigerians in a LIVE telecast today Tuesday 29th of May 2018 in commemoration of 2018 democracy day celebration. In his speech, he talked about N-Power Programme. Below is what he said about N-Power.
N-Power Job creation Scheme is targeted at providing jobs for unemployed young graduates and has so far recruited 200,000 youths while the next batch of 300,000 have been selected, verified and would soon be deployed across the 36 States and the FCT. Furthermore, 20,000 nongraduate volunteers have also been selected to kick off the N-Build programme in collaboration with the National Automotive Design and Development Council and the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria.
Mr president also talked about the Social Investment Programme (SIP), home grown school feeding programme (HGSFP) and the conditional cash transfer.
The Social Investment Programmes (SIP) has been created as a means to graduating our citizens from poverty through capacity building, investment and direct su-port. The major strategic objective is to restore livelihood, economic opportunities and sustenance for the poor across the country. The SIP programmes and projects include:
Home Grown School Feeding Programme About 8.2 million pupils are currently being fed from 24 States of the Federation with over 75,000 Catering Staff engaged under the programme.
The Conditional Cash Transfer has so far recorded over 297,000 caregivers and being trained by 2,495 Community Facilitators in 21 states. Less privileged Nigerians are now being paid N5,000 monthly stipend in 9 pilot States of Bauchi, Borno, Cross River, Ekiti, Kwara, Kogi, Niger, Osun and Oyo. Eventually the scheme will cover all the 36 states of the federation including the FCT.
Under the Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme About 264,269 loans had been disbursed to 4,822 societies in the 36 States and PCT, while another 370,635 are awaiting release of funds.