The National Social Investment Programmes NSIP (an initiative the N-Power scheme is one of it’s elements), which was formerly under the office of the vice-president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and managed by Hajia Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social intervention, was moved to the ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management, and social development on October 1
Nigeria’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq has reiterated that the Federal Government will come up with an exit plan for N-Power beneficiaries before the end of 2020.
In a report published on Daily Trust’s website on Saturday 8th of February, 2020, Farouq suggested some of the beneficiaries will not be exited in February as reported by Leadership Newspaper in January.
“The year has just started; we hope that before the end of the year, we should come up with an exit plan for them,” Farouq told Daily Trust.
This writer understands that the N-Power programme is a popular scheme of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
In the scheme, there are approximately 500, 000 graduate beneficiaries, who are assigned to components such as N-Agro, N-Health and N-Teach.
They are entitled to N30, 000 monthly stipend as well as a tablet (device) to aid their personal development.
The first batch of the beneficiaries was recruited in 2016, while the second batch came on board two years later, in 2018.