The Federal Government has concluded arrangements to engage additional 300 ,000 beneficiaries in the second batch of its N -Power Volunteers Corp from August 1.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice- President on Media and Publicity , Mr Laolu Akande , disclosed this in a press statement on Thursday .
Akande explained that with 200 ,000 existing beneficiaries, 500 ,000 unemployed Nigerian graduates would by August be beneficiaries of the scheme, which is a crucial part of the administration ’s National Social Investment Programmes .
He said the N -Power Volunteer Corps scheme was designed to benefit all Nigerians irrespective of their backgrounds and was currently in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory .
Akande stated that in conjunction with all state N -Power partners , the new beneficiaries would be promptly deployed in their primary places of assignment on or before the said date .
He said , “The final selection lists broken down in states / local government areas for each of the three N- Power components would be circulated to all focal persons in the states and the FCT by Friday , July 20 , 2018 .
“All successfully deployed N -Power beneficiaries in the second batch will be engaged for a period of two years starting from August 1 , 2018 to July 31 , 2020.
“In order to qualify for their first monthly payment stipend of N 30 ,000 by August 31 , 2018 , all deployed volunteers are expected to upload on their N- Power portal page their stamped and signed confirmation of resumption on or before Friday , August 10 , 2018 .”
Through the N – Power scheme, unemployed Nigerian graduates have been empowered by training and skills acquisition in different areas of public services , including education ( N- Teach ) , health ( N -Health ) , agriculture ( N -Agro ) , and building /construction ( N -Build ) .
Each beneficiary learns entrepreneurial skills to enable them to become business owners and professionals on their own , while beneficiaries are given electronic devices to enhance their work , and paid a monthly stipend of N30 ,000 .