FG to Overhaul And Relaunch Npower, Targets 5Million Nigerians
FG to Overhaul And Relaunch Npower, Targets 5Million Nigerians: The new Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu has suggested plans to reform the Npower program for better efficiency and output for the Nigeria youths
According to Mrs. Edu, npower is coming in a new Brand way, more Nigerian youths will be added to the number to make it with the target of 5million as promised
The minister promised to expand the program with more reliable and effective payment methods and block all feasible loopholes and challenges that ma ensued
“In her statement, Dr. Edu acknowledged that the current Npower program is flawed and unsustainable, having only reached 993,000 Nigerian youth out of a target of 5 million. She called for the program to be “totally rejected” in its current form.
Dr. Edu outlined plans to overhaul Npower to be more effective. The changes would include new payment modalities to ensure timely disbursement of funds, expanding the number of beneficiaries, utilizing some in humanitarian roles, and providing clear guidelines on the duration of participation. The goal is to boost job creation and reduce high youth unemployment”
These modalities are to overhaul the and relaunch Npower for empowering Nigerian youth. Dr. Edu pleaded for patience from the youth as the ministry worked on the reforms.