The Federal Government has announced that the training for the exited batches A and B of the N-Power scheme will commence in October, 2021.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, who disclosed this on Wednesday while speaking at the Chatham House on social development and humanitarian challenges facing Nigeria, and the government’s responses to the ongoing humanitarian and food crises in the country, also said out of 500,000 exited volunteers, 390,000 of them have been successfully accommodated in the NEXIT.
Recall that the NEXIT is an exit package for all the beneficiaries of the N Power in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to enable them to benefit from the CBN empowerment options.
Speaking on the plan of the Federal Government for the exited N Power volunteers, she said: “The exited volunteers have been put on a programme with the Central Bank of Nigeria in partnership with the ministry to prepare an exit package for them and we have gone very far in this regard.
“People have registered onto different skills that they want to be supported and we are at the point of training these exited NPower beneficiaries on to the skills that they have chosen for themselves.
“By next month, we should start the process of training them on their preferred skills.
“We are working with the CBN to support them with soft loans and out of the 500,000 exited N Power beneficiaries, about 390,000 of them have successfully been accommodated into the NEXIT programme while about 109,000 are already on their way to entrepreneurship on their own even before we started the NEXIT.”
Mrs.Farouq added that the beneficiaries would also be given a starter pack at the end of the training.
“At the end of this training, we are going to provide them with starter packs and we are also going to establish their business module for them.”