President Buhari wants to make sure the N-Power scheme kickoffs in 2016.
The Federal Government has commenced the payment of N30, 000 monthly stipends for beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme, the job creation programme of the Buhari presidency, the government said.
The N-Power programme is designed to engage the massive numbers of unemployed Nigerian graduates from tertiary institutions across the country.
The unemployed graduates selected for the N-POWER programme are given assignments that will help to address issues in schools, hospitals and other areas in communities across the country.
A total of 150,000 out of the 200,000 selected in the first phase of the scheme would be deployed as support teachers to help address shortage of teachers in schools at the basic and secondary levels.
Another 30, 000 graduates would work as extension workers in various communities which will expectedly aid the government’s diversification agenda.
In strengthening community health services in line with the agenda of the Buhari administration, 20,000 graduates would be deployed as community health aides, under the first phase of the programme.
The Federal Government is overseeing the programme by way of providing the funding but the project is going to be implemented in the states by the state governments.