N-Power: Presidency Recounts How They Spent N279bn To Empower Nigerian Youths

Published 3 months ago by: Olusanya Akinrinola
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The Federal Government of has disclosed that N279 billion has already been spent on Nigerian youths under the N-Power programme since December 2016 when the programme kicked off officially.

The N-Power programme is one of the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) introduced by the current administration.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation and Youth Employment, Office of the Vice President, Afolabi Imoukhuede, stated this while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Friday

He said the money was spent on the N30,000 monthly stipend paid to the 500,000 youths engaged under the N-Power programme.

He said that the first batch of 200,000 youths have earned a total of N180 billion for 30 months from December 2016 to June 2019 with a monthly bill of N6 billion.

The presidential aide further disclosed that addition N9 billion monthly bill was paid from August 2018 to June 2019 totalling N99 billion for the second batch of 300,000 youths engaged under the N-Power programme.

He said, “It is every simple in talking about amount that has been invested. I am saying that in Batch 1, they started earning from December 2016, so roughly we invest N72 billion annually just for Batch 1 alone. That is aside from the gadgets that they get and aside from all the sponsored trainings that they get.

“For instance, all the training on agric for N-Agro, training for health for those who are in health, we sponsor all of that through the federal agencies, ministry of agriculture and ministry of health.

“So direct in our people is N30,000 x 200,000 = N6 billion every month for the first batch which started in 2016. So they have been there for over two years, that is N72 billion multiply by two years or thereabout.

“But since August last year, the wage bill moved from N6 billion to N15 billion because it’s now 500,000 of them that earn N30,000 monthly.

“We have been on N15 billion for almost one year because by end of July it will be one year that we have been making that investment every month.

“So if you put it together that just tells you how much investment we have made and like I have said, we don’t owe anyone because the money is paid directly to them not through a proxy,” he stated

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Brave5500 at 12:06 AM, 13/07/2019 (3 months ago)
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$80 monthly u r announcing it u people are A*#Ss tell me which country has $80 minimum wage in this world? An oil producing country 6th in d world God of justice must surely punish u all  Roll Eyes Embarrassed
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femo4real at 04:09 AM, 13/07/2019 (3 months ago)
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Quote from: Brave5500 on 12:06 AM, 13/07/2019
$80 monthly u r announcing it u people are A*#Ss tell me which country has $80 minimum wage in this world? An oil producing country 6th in d world God of justice must surely punish u all  Roll Eyes Embarrassed
You get time  typing to reply yeye peoplewhen graduate full ibadan never befitted from useless N power nonsense  only hausa kids took all those money but guess what i never knew our president so useless like that .
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Baye77 at 06:28 AM, 13/07/2019 (3 months ago)
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Nice
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kp45 at 07:45 AM, 13/07/2019 (3 months ago)
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Really
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Henrybobo at 11:33 AM, 13/07/2019 (3 months ago)
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Fat useless lie.... If una spend half of these money on youths d rates of Yahoo would not be as much as it is..
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Brave5500 at 01:38 PM, 13/07/2019 (3 months ago)
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Quote from: femo4real on 04:09 AM, 13/07/2019
You get time  typing to reply yeye peoplewhen graduate full ibadan never befitted from useless N power nonsense  only hausa kids took all those money but guess what i never knew our president so useless like that .


The president is not just wicked but a devil in disguise... As at December 1983, President Buhari was already the Head of State,  “Yes, he was there through the barrel of the gun. He was there till 1985 when he was also overthrown by the barrel of the gun... Nigerians are just too foolished to allow this man another chance
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kacylee at 04:33 PM, 13/07/2019 (3 months ago)
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with all these huge and scary figures yet nothing to show for it

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