How NPower Program is Contributing to Reducing Unemployment and Poverty in Nigeria
The N-Power program was created to address poverty, unemployment, and insecurity in Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari established the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development in 2019 with the goal of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
The Impact of the N-Power Program
The NSIP, which includes the N-Power program, targets unemployed Nigerian youths between 18 and 35 by offering training in various fields. The program aims to equip them with skills to improve their employability and entrepreneurial abilities, contributing to poverty reduction and unemployment.
Beneficiaries of the N-Power Program
Mr Umar Ahmed Sarki, a beneficiary of the N-Power Knowledge Programme, shared the immense benefits of the program for Nigerian youths, expressing hope that it will continue into the future. Similar sentiments were expressed by Abigail Thomas, who received software engineering training, and Ngusha Elijah, a beneficiary of N-Creative.
Hope for the Future
The beneficiaries of the N-Power program, including Mr Akighir Aondohemba and Marvelous Abutu, acknowledge the positive impact of the program and urge the federal government to continue sustaining it. Observers and experts believe that the program holds promise in addressing unemployment and poverty in Nigeria, despite facing allegations of corruption.
Those calling for the continuity and improvement of the N-Power program hope for necessary amendments in the next administration, making a case for its retention and sustainability to benefit more Nigerian youths.