Will NPower Program Continue After Buhari’s Administration?
Many beneficiaries have been curious to know if the Npower program will continue after this present administration knowing that it is coming to an soon, May 29th, 2023 precisely. which has brought us to discuss How NPower is Contributing to Reducing Unemployment and Poverty in Nigeria.
Recall, in 2016, the Buhari administration created the National Social Investment Programmes, NSIP, which was overseen by the office of the Vice-President, until the creation of the FMHADMSA in 2019, which then took over the NSIP.
The ministry began overseeing the numerous intervention programmes with regards to tackling poverty, unemployment and insecurity through job creation.
This was to culminate with the lifting of projected 100 million Nigerians out of poverty over the next 10 years.
One of the cardinal points of NSIP is the N-Power programme whose focal point are young people, especially school leavers, non-graduates and school graduates between the ages of 18-35.
Under N-Power, graduates are expected to earn N30, 000; N10, 000 for non-graduates as monthly stipends from the Federal Government until they are exited the programme or secure permanent employments.
It has three core segments, namely N-Power Volunteer Corps (for graduates), N-Power Build (for non-graduates) and N-Power Knowledge, which is also a non-graduate programme for the ICT-inclined.
Following the speculations here is what GoldenNewsNg has to say about the trending question: Will NPower Program Continue After Buhari’s Administration?
The N-Power programme was launched by the administration of President Buhari without any legal backing, which means that it is vulnerable to be discontinued by any succeeding administration. While this may cause concern among N-Power beneficiaries, it is important to note that government programmes are subject to review and changes as new administrations come into power. However, it is reassuring to know that the government is committed to implementing new programmes that will effectively address the needs of the citizens.
It should be emphasized that the discontinuation of the N-Power programme does not necessarily imply that its beneficiaries will be left without support. In fact, it is possible that the new programmes to be implemented may provide even better opportunities and benefits to the populace. The government is expected to ensure that the new initiatives align with its policy objectives and are geared towards reducing unemployment, enhancing skills development, and improving the overall socio-economic well-being of Nigerians.
It is therefore essential for the government to engage in thorough research and stakeholder consultation to identify the most pressing needs of the population and tailor its programmes accordingly. Additionally, there is a need to ensure that the new programmes are designed with a long-term view, and that there is adequate funding and effective implementation strategies in place.
In conclusion, while the discontinuation of the N-Power programme is a possibility, it should not discourage Nigerians from participating in government programmes aimed at empowering them. The government’s commitment to implementing new initiatives should be seen as an opportunity to provide better and more sustainable support to the populace.
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