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FG Not Absorbing N-power Volunteers – Ministry

The Federal Government Saturday refuted reports that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. ) , will on June 12 absorb some N- Power volunteers into the Federal Civil Service.see more details below.
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development , in a statement signed by its Deputy Director , Information , Rhoda Iliya, described the report as “ fake” .
It said information regarding the Scheme or the National Social Investment Programme would be issued through the appropriate channels .
The statement read, “ The attention of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs , Disaster Management and Social Development , has been drawn to the fake news trending on social media that President Muhammadu Buhari will on June 12 broadcast to the nation the absorption of N- Power Batch A Volunteers into the Federal Civil Service.
“ The Ministry is hereby calling on the public to disregard the message and consider it as fake news.
“ Any information on N- Power or the National Social Investment Programme will be issued through the appropriate Federal Government channels. ”
The N – Power Programme was inaugurated by the FG in 2016 under the National Social Investment Programme.
Its mandate was to lift citizens out of poverty through capacity building, investment , and direct support .
The ministry said the effort also contributed to the government ’ s vision of lifting 100 million people out of poverty by creating opportunities to enhance the productivity of the Nigerian youth.
The programme had enrolled 500, 000 beneficiaries thus far , 200, 000 from Batch A which started in September 2016 , and 300, 000 from Batch B, which kicked off in August 2018 .
The beneficiaries were supposed to spend 24 months on the programme but Batch A beneficiaries have spent over 40 months.
The ministry said the Batch A beneficiaries were denying other Nigerians an opportunity to access the programme and gain skills for entrepreneurship and employment.

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