The Federal Government says it has spent two hundred and seventy nine billion naira on Nigerian youths under the N-Power programme since December 2016.
The N-Power programme is one of the National Social Investment Programmes, NSIP introduced by the President Buhari’s administration towards creating jobs and ameliorating poverty in the land.
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The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation and Youth Employment, Office of the Vice President, Afolabi Imoukhuede while speaking with journalists in Abuja, said that the money was spent on the thirty thousand naira monthly stipend paid to the five hundred thousand youths including the disabled engaged under the N-Power programme.
He said that the youths were not owed a kobo under the N-Power programme, adding that the first batch of twenty thousand youths have earned a total of one hundred and eighty billion naira for thirty months from December 2016 to June 2019 with a monthly bill of six billion naira.