FG dismisses over 2,000 N-Power beneficiaries

By Shola Abayomi.

The Federal Government has dismissed over 2,000 beneficiaries of its youth empowerment programme, N-Power.

According to the spokesperson of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), Justice Bibiye, the beneficiaries were disengaged from the programme for dereliction of duty.

Mr Bibiye maintained that N-Power is not a charity programme, hence, everyone engaged must be committed to it.

He said: “Instances have compelled the need for continued action against those who are seen to be undermining the smooth implementation of a well-thought-out federal government social intervention initiative.

“N-Power is not a charity programme, thus everyone captured under the scheme is expected to justify the benefits and rules of engagement through diligence, hard work, and commitment to designated duties.”

The NSIP spokesperson also revealed that the government has increased the number of monitoring partners for supervision and monitoring of all the NSIPs, adding that absenteeism and indiscipline will continue to be sanctioned.

He enjoined members of the public to report cases of absenteeism, as strict measures taken against defaulters would ensure fewer cases of misconduct against the values of the programme.

“The public and the media would only be supporting the efforts of the administration to reduce unemployment, by reporting the relatively few indolent, erring volunteers who were lucky to have been selected to serve under such a programme”, Bibiye said.

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