The Federal Government launched the 510,000 N-Power â€˜Batch C stream 1' across the country on Monday in Abuja.
Sadiya Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, hailed the successful recipients during her keynote address at the inauguration, stating that the N-Power Batch C was separated into two streams (Stream C1 of 510,000 beneficiaries and stream C2 for 490,000 others).
â€œToday, we are here to inaugurate the N-Power Batch C1. The N-Power graduate volunteers are entitled to a monthly stipend of N30,000 for a period of one year. The non-graduate beneficiaries are entitled to N10,000 monthly stipends for a period of nine months.â€â€œAll beneficiaries are granted an appropriate starter pack for their trade to enable them to start their businesses in their chosen trades. By the special grace of God, I hereby flag-off the N-Power Batch C1 for the 36 States and FCT.â€
â€œIt avails the Nigerian youths the opportunity to acquire skills, to enhance their lives, and even create employment for others,â€ said information minister Lai Mohammed.
"I have no doubt that the lessons learnt in Batch A and B would be brought to bear in Batch C to achieve President Muhammadu Buhari vision of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.â€
Similarly, UN Resident Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs Edward
Kallon described the government's on-boarding of the N-Power Batch C
stream 1 as another "milestone achievement" in the country's efforts to pull millions of Nigerians out of poverty.
Meanwhile, Umar Bindir, the NSIP's National Coordinator, remarked that the federal government's many poverty alleviation programs had remained "only at a programme level" since 1960.