N-Power should be sustained – Beneficiaries

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Beneficiaries and facilitators of the N-Power programme, which is under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) being overseen by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, have urged the federal government to ensure the sustainability of the programme.

Many of the beneficiaries and facilitators spoke with Blueprint correspondent Thursday in Abuja, during a visit to monitor the ongoing three-month N-Knowledege and N-Skills training for beneficiaries from the North Central zone.

Speaking with our reporter, a beneficiary of N-Creative, Mr Ngusha Elijah, said he will venture into the entertainment industry after learning how to write scripts for TV production.

“Since resuming on 15th of February, I’ve learnt a lot on how to generate interesting story ideas, write stories and create contents that will interest the audience. The federal government has done their best to ensure that unemployed youth are empowered. If the federal government can sustain the N-Power program, it will be highly appreciated.

“The N-Power program has helped a lot of people. There are some people out there who have never earned N30,000 before, but the N-Power program has helped their lives. Even my younger sister is a beneficiary, so I can cite her as an example of how the N-Power program has been to Nigerians and should be sustained,” he said.

Similarly, a beneficiary of N-Knowledege, Miss Abigail Thomas, said she will use knowledge from the training on software engineering to develop applications that will help in solving the problems of humanity.

“I have been here since February. It has been an amazing experience as we were paid transportation fare to get here and we get paid N1, 200 for daily feeding. We have been taught Javascript, how to build websites and other programs. I thank God and the ministry of Humanitarian Affairs for this wonderful opportunity and I will definitely implement what I’ve learnt at the end of the training,” she said.

The Programme Manager of Software Training and CEO of Flash Computer and Communication, Mr. Temitope Folorunsho, said the knowledge gotten from the training on ICT will sustain the beneficiaries for the rest of their lives if they can apply them in their daily activities,” he said.