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N-Power: 177 Youths Trained In Smartphone Repairs By FG

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The federal government has disclosed using the sum of N5.9 billion for the training, tooling, and monthly stipends for the Batch C beneficiaries of the N-Power Programme in Kano State.

The news was made on Thursday by Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disasters Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, who stated that no less than 177 youths benefited from the government's training on Smartphone Repairs and Services under the N-Skills programme, a component of the N-Power programme in Kano.

Represented by the Special Assistant to the President on N-Skills, Dr Nasir Mahmoud, Farouq stated that about 16,629 youths were currently benefiting from the programme (under Batch C) in the state, adding that about 18,042 had already benefitted in the Batch A and B of the programme.

Speaking further, Farouq warned the beneficiaries against selling the starter packs given to them after the programme. He said it was well-conceived to rescue the youths from unemployment and make them employers of labour.

"We have had such experience in the past, whereby beneficiaries were engaged in selling of the starter packs, which is rather unfortunate.

"Do not sell them, as they are meant for your judicious use to bail you out of the unemployment circle and transform you to employers of labour", he said. 

The minister disclosed that the N-Skills programme was based on a certification system and accreditation of practical training provided through the informal apprenticeship system, anchored by Master Craft Persons and the formal training system, including using the Community Skills Development Centres in many states.

"The programme’s goals, among others are to improve the quality and relevance of skills delivered, using a certification system and to ease the transition of target beneficiaries to full-time skilled employment, self-employment and/or further their education.

"It targets marginalized and disadvantaged populations, including those with primary or no-formal education.

"The N-Skills accommodates many skills-based enterprises, Smart Phone Repairs is used to pilot the programme under the N-Power non-graduate component.

"The programme is designed to train, tool and transition marginalized unemployed youths into the labour market to gainfully be employed.

"The Ministry collaborated, with technical service providers to provide the N-Skills training services to 6,475 unemployed youths across the Federation", he added.

 

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