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FG Set to drop first 200k Beneficiaries of the N-Power Scheme

After over 3 years of their recruitment into the N-Power Scheme, the federal government is set to exit 200,000 of the first beneficiaries from the programme. Their disengagement will take place between January and February this year.

Some officials of the National Social Investment Office (NSIO) and the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, operators of the scheme confirmed the development in Abuja, yesterday.

They said that the 200,000 persons to go were among 500,000 young Nigerians recruited by the federal government for the N-Power programme in 2016.

It was gathered that they were being dropped from the scheme because there was no budgetary provision for them in the 2020 national budget.

The volunteers spent an extra 16 months on the scheme as their graduation was scheduled for June 2018, but due to the general elections their stay was extended.

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