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FG flags off N-Skills, spends N6b monthly on N-Power in Bauchi

By Rauf Oyewole, Bauchi
07 April 2022   |   4:05 am
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, has flagged off the N-Skills Phone Repair programme in Bauchi State.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, has flagged off the N-Skills Phone Repair programme in Bauchi State.

Sadiya, while flagging off the programme in Bauchi, said the government was focused on its promise to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years. She added that the government kept budgeting $1 billion yearly on the Social Investment Programme (SIP).

The Smart Phone Repairs, she disclosed, is used to pilot the N-Skills programme, under the N-Power non-graduate programme.

“The programme is designed to train, tool and transition marginalised unemployed youths into the labour market for gainful employment. The ministry is working with carefully selected consulting firms to provide the N-Skills for 6,475 unemployed youths across the Federation.”

According to the minister, 16,820 residents of Bauchi have benefited from N-Power Batch A, B and C, while the ministry “is spending over N6.2 billion for the training, tooling and/or payment of monthly stipends of the Batch C beneficiaries.”