n power programme

N Power Programme: What is N Power?

About the N Power Programme

The Federal Government reopened the N Power Programme, and calls on qualified youths to apply.

Nigeria has the benefit of a young population that can catalyse a productive economy. Although current youth unemployment realities appear arduous, the scale presentsan underlying opportunity. Tapping Nigeria’s youthful demographic edge through largescale and appropriate skills development improves the prospects of economic growth and social inclusion. Large-scale skills development,an imminent social and economic imperative, lies at the heart of the Federal Government’s 2017-2020 development plan- the Nigeria Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (NERGP). The NERGP identifies and prioritises thelarge-scaledevelopment of relevant skills for young citizens as a key driver of job creation and economic growth.

By this investment through the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), the Federal Government is playing a crucial role in bolstering the human capital of the nation’s workforce. The Federal Government’s aggressive investment in youth development also targets some of the perennial inadequacies in public services- low teacher to pupil ratio in public primary schools; high rate of preventable diseases; lack of science and knowledge to bolster agriculture production; and a lack of enough taxable persons within the tax net.

In introducing N Power Programme, the Federal Government provides a structure not only for large scale and relevant work skills acquisition and development; but also utilising a large volunteer workforce to fix some of the problems in public services and stimulating the larger economy. In addition, N-Power is also a tool for diversifying the economy. Particularly, N-Power Agro provides not only the means to apply knowledge and science to our farming practices, but also to gather data for effective planning. With the Non-Graduate category (N-Power Knowledge and N-Power Build), young Nigerians are trained to build a knowledge economy equipped with world-class skills and certification to become relevant in the domestic and global markets. N-Power also focuses on providing our non-graduates with relevant technical and business skills that enhance their work outlook and livelihood.

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