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N-Power to hire 350,000 graduates

1 March 2017 National


The Buhari-led administration has unfolded plans to hire additional 350,000 graduates under the N-Power Volunteer Corps.

Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity to President Buhari says the president has requested appropriation of 158 Billion Naira in the 2017 budget estimates for the N-Power scheme.

Akande disclosed in his weekly update on the Social Investment Programmes that out of the N-Power 2017 budget, 350,000 unemployed graduates more would be hired and trained, alongside 50,000 non-graduates youths to be engaged as artisans and in other creative ventures.

He stated that under the 158 Billion Naira, 4.5Biilion Naira has been earmarked for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM program to support young Nigerians in building skills in those disciplines.

Akande who welcomed the great public enthusiasm the programmes have so far generated, noted that the SIP budget proposals for 2017 are currently being discussed this week at the National Assembly, and urged Nigerians to expect more this year especially in the area of implementation as virtually all of the SIPs are now undergoing different stages of implementation.

 

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