Gombe screens 2,698 persons for N-Power programme
No fewer than 2,689 persons have been screened in Gombe State for the first batch of the N-Power programme.
The Focal Officer of N-Power in Gombe, Hajiya Maryam Mele, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Gombe yesterday.
Mele, who is also the Special Adviser to Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo, said the state was allocated 16,000 slots for the programme.“We are lucky, because out of the 36 states and FCT, Gombe was among the 14 states that was able to beat the deadline of December 15, 2016 to enable the beneficiaries collect their stipends.
“We commend the federal government, because some of the beneficiaries have started receiving their December alert of N30, 000,” she said.She called on those yet to receive the alert to exercise patience, as it is a gradual process.
Mele also appealed to beneficiaries to reciprocate government effort and do what was expected of them, saying beneficiaries would soon be posted to their various places of assignment, adding: “We are just waiting for primary and secondary schools to fully resume; your posting will be out.”
She also commended Dankwambo for supporting her office to ensure the success of the programme in the state.N-power is one of cardinal social investment programme initiated by the present administration and is expected to engage about 500,000 youths across the country.