FG Announces New Scheme For N-Power Beneficiaries

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Deji Adebayo, Abuja

Federal Government has said that N-Power beneficiaries, who participated in the two-year job programme, will now be able to access permanent job opportunities or business prospects.

This is part of the newly-activated N-power exit strategy.

This initiative is designed for Batches A and B of the N-Power programme.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, gave the update on Wednesday.

She said this during the 4th annual review of the Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP).

The present plan is scheduled to engage 200,000 beneficiaries as financial services operators under the Shared Agent Network Expansion Facility (SANEF).

The scheme is to be operated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Sadiya said; “Plans have been concluded for the transition of the N-power Batch A and B through the creation of the NEXIT portal, which would allow those who choose to sign up to access other government empowerment opportunities.

“A beneficiary management system for the NSIPs is expected to be deployed in 2021. It would have the capacity to manage payments, address grievances and improve dissemination of information.”

Also, the federal government said 30,000 beneficiaries have been engaged as geospatial experts and enumerators in the Economic Sustainability Plan’s Mass Agric programme.

Others will have the option of benefiting from the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) micro-enterprise loans.

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