The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that N-Power beneficiaries, who have concluded the two-year job programme, will now be able to access permanent job opportunities or business prospects.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, recently gave the update at the 4th annual review of the Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP).
Sadiya Farouq said the development “is part of the newly-activated N-power exit strategy.”
“The initiative is for Batches A and B of the N-Power programme.”
Under the plan, 200,000 beneficiaries will be engaged as financial services operators under the Shared Agent Network Expansion Facility (SANEF).
“Plans have been concluded for the transition of the N-power Batch A and B through the creation of the NEXIT portal, which would allow those who choose to sign up to access other government empowerment opportunities.
“A beneficiary management system for the NSIPs is expected to be deployed in 2021. It would have the capacity to manage payments, address grievances and improve the dissemination of information,” Sadiya said.
The government said another 30,000 beneficiaries have been engaged as geospatial experts and enumerators in the Economic Sustainability Plan’s Mass Agric programme.
Others will have the option of benefiting from the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) micro-enterprise loans.