The Ministry of humanitarian affairs has announced that Batch A will exit June 30, 2020, and Batch B will exit the programme on July 31, 2020.
According to the Honourable Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq, “we have commenced the transitioning of beneficiaries from Batches A and B into government entrepreneurship schemes and engaging private sector bodies to absorb some of the beneficiaries after the completion of psychometric assessment to determine competency and placement into various opportunities.
The N-Power Programme has enrolled 500,000 beneficiaries thus far - 200,000 from Batch A which started in September 2016 and 300,000 from Batch B which kicked off in August 2018. The beneficiaries were supposed to spend not less than 24 months on the programme and were spread across the key industries targeted by the program - Agriculture, Health, Education, and Tax.
The current beneficiaries from Batches A and B are scheduled to transit the programme by July 31, 2020, with plans already in place to transition them into entrepreneurship.
NPower on its twitter handle stated that there will be a transition process and the process will be communicated to each beneficiary directly.
The process will be communicated to each beneficiary directly. https://t.co/An5agd0CMS— N-Power (@npower_ng) June 19, 2020
The Npower Programme which was initiated 2016 aimed at empowering Nigerian youths with work experience, entrepreneur skill to be employable and also to be able to set up independently and become an employer of labour.