N-Power: Over 400,000 youth enrolled in social investment programmes – Minister

The Nigerian government says 473,137 Nigerian youth have been enrolled into its National Social Investment Programme.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, said this when members of the House of Representatives Committee on Poverty Alleviation visited her on Monday, DailyNigerian reported.

Ms Umar-Farouq said the N-power programme was designed to tackle youth unemployment in the country.

The ministry, in February, had disclosed plans to overhaul the N-Power scheme, school feeding programme and other National Social Investment Programmes (NSIPs).

It said the development was to ensure transparency, greater efficiency and more prudent application of resources.

Ms Umar-Farouq said that the HGSFP team had recently concluded its work plan for 2020, adding that the programme has started in Kwara State.

On the Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme (GEEP), the minister said that the position of the ministry was to continue the programme with revolving loans.

Ms Umar-Farouq also said the National Cash Transfer Programme was ongoing. She added that the ministry was making efforts to increase the number of beneficiaries.

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