Buhari says N-Power, others will be institutionalised
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday moved the National Special Intervention Programmes (NSIPs) to the newly created Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development ministry with the aim of "institutionalising" them. Buhari made the disclosure during his national broadcast to commemorate Nigeria's 59th independence. The Nigerian president explained that "Our ongoing N500 billion Special Intervention Programme…
Social safety net Programme and poverty alleviation in Nigeria
Nigeria like most developing countries of the world is faced with problems of youth and graduate unemployment, high rate of poverty and low economic growth and development. The high rate of unemployment among the youth has no doubt contributed to the high rate of poverty and insecurity in the country. The country has all it…
The welfare state as enlightened self-interest
Given the pervasive environment of poverty without cause in Nigeria, political discussions are necessarily dreary or un-interesting in the absence of sincere interrogation of the root cause of the failure to establish the incidents of the welfare state regime in the country. It would be an odd sort of state which regards the general welfare…
Presidency alerts Nigerians on fake N-Power job openings
The National Social Investment Office (NSIO) has urged Nigerians, particularly beneficiaries of the N-Power programme, to discountenance online reports seeking application for a fresh batch of volunteers and devices. In a statement yesterday, its Communication Manager, Tienabeso Bibiye, said: “Such messages are the handiwork of fraudsters who would stop at nothing to employ dubious means…
Softcom harps on the use of technology to meet SDGs 2030
Softcom, an indigenous technology company and technical partners to the Federal Government of Nigeria on the N-Power project, hosted a conference with the theme: Combating Poverty: Role of Technology in driving social change in Africa.
N-Power beneficiaries seek payment of stipends
The N-Power beneficiaries under the Federal Government’s Social Investment Programme (SIP) yesterday appealed to the Federal Government to ensure...
How N-Power has impacted our lives, by volunteers
Beneficiaries of N-Power in Ebonyi State have said that the vocational programme introduced in 2016 by the Federal Government has significantly impacted their lives and those who benefit from their services at their various Primary Places of Assignment (PPA).
No exit date for N-Power’s first batch, says FG
No date has been announced for the exit of the first batch of volunteers enrolled in the Federal Government’s N-Power scheme.
FG to invest in animation industry – Osinbajo
The Federal Government has promised to invest in the animation industry and other creative sectors to make jobs available for youths, boost GDP, and achieve economic growth.
FG sacks over 2,000 N-Power beneficiaries
The Nigerian government has disengaged over 2,000 beneficiaries of one of its National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), N-Power. NSIP spokesman Justice Bibiye said the beneficiaries were dismissed for absconding duties at their places of primary assignment (PPA) for a long time. N-Power was introduced in 2016 by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration “to imbibe the…