N-Power: Beneficiaries React To ‘Imminent’ Disengagement From Programme
N-Power beneficiaries. Image: Powerhopes
Following the news on Tuesday that the Federal Government of Nigeria is working on “disengaging” over 200,000 beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme, volunteers have been reacting online, with many of them apprehensive.
Concise News reports that Maryam Uwais, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social investment, in an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) said she in talks with the finance ministry on the next plan.
“We are trying to see how we can address some of these gaps through these N-Power beneficiaries that are meant to be disengaged by end of the year,” Uwais said.
“We are looking out loans to be made available to them, it has not be finalized yet with the finance ministry,” she added.
See some reactions below:
@npower_ng what is happening ova der with guyz no any gudnews
— Godwin abraham (@Godwina24775534) October 15, 2019
@NTAGMN WE thought npower was introduced to curb out unemployment? After these 3yrs of probation, what becomes of volunteers as regard employment?
2. If after PMB leaves office, will the next govt embrace this program?
3.Yes ,we have be empowered but can this stipends be
— Derek J 🇳🇬 (@DerekJinga01) October 15, 2019
@NTAGMN social investment scheme is a great relief to many Nigerians at a time when Nigeria was facing recession & economic distress. From the information available, Social Investment scheme especially Npower is for palative measure. Thus, how far with the enhancement scheme?
— Sani Michael Omakoji (@OMAKOGI1) October 15, 2019