By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
A total of 2,900 youth from Plateau State have benefited from jobs creation under the N-power and are equally receiving their monthly allowances of thirty thousand provided by the federal government.
The state Focal person/Executive Assistant to the state Governor on Social Investment Programme, Dr. Sumaya F Hamza made the disclosure during the Media interactive session with N-power beneficiaries held in Jos.
She said some of the beneficiaries have invested in farming, poultry,rearing and cosmetology among others.
According to her, “ 8970 candidates preselected in the second batch of N- power , 454 N build beneficiaries non graduates component of N- power have been selected and training materials already delivered to the designated centers“.
She revealed that the program is aimed at boosting productivity, especially among marginalized and vulnerable, including women as well as children’s from the state.
Apart from stimulating economic activities in un reached areas of the state, she added, “help in creating a sustainable jobs for the teeming unemployed youths“.
The executive assistant to the governor who is in charged of N- power in the state explained that the teeming unemployed youths graduates from all 17 local government benefited positively from the initiative of the federal Government.
” one year has passed and we have few months to round up. The need to remind our beneficiaries on the importance of engaging on entrepreneurial activity cannot be overemphasized. “.
She said the state is currently receiving eighty seven million Naira per month, saying that the program “has a multiplier effect by attracting financial investment that can improve livelihood by enhancing the financial based of the state.
On the Home Grown school feeding in the state, the vocal person explained “that a total of 4,471 were enrolled to serve. 290,327 pupils in 2,388 schools across the state.”.
Those receiving stipends from the present federal regime included 3,694 from Bokkos, 2,937 fron Bassa, 2878 from Jos- East, 4,989 from Kanke, 3,769 from Langtang North and 2,738 from Wase making a total number of beneficiaries paid in eix local government areas 21,005.
She further added that payments for the months of November and December stood at N210,050,000, noting that “payment for the months of January is commencing this week“.
Dr. Samaya Hamza maintained that being enterprising is all a matter of taking a Responsible decision and be responsible for such.
The state Governor represented by his deputy, Sunny Terden said the program is aimed at reinforcing the federal Government efforts at eradication of poverty.
According to him, “ the administration has given high priority to youths Empowerment in the 17 local government areas of Plateau State.“.