N-Power: FG set to employ 300,000 graduates

N-Power: FG set to employ 300,000 graduates

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Federal Government on Thursday disclosed that about 300,000 graduates will soon be employed under its youths empowerment scheme.

This disclosure was made by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, while speaking on the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Speaking in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, Mohammed said, “The Social Investment Programme of the administration is recording resounding success with the employment of 200,000 graduates under the N-Power Programme and the impending addition of another 300,000.

“The home-Grown School Feeding Programme has created jobs for 61,352 cooks, and it is providing 7.5 million school children in 24 states with one meal a day.”

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The Minister declared that since the Buhari’s administration assumed power, Nigerians now enjoy stable power supply.

“Power generation has been stabilised at 7,000 megawatts, with more from new NIPP projects and improved system upgrade on the transmission and distribution end of the value chain,” he said

Commenting on Sukuk bond, the Minister said, “The Administration is embarking on a massive infrastructural renewal. With the N100 Billion Sukuk Bond, the government is constructing 25 roads in all the six geo-political zones.

“We have increased, many times over, the budget allocated to roads (from 18 billion to 198.25 billion Naira), power (from 5 billion to 91.2 billion Naira) and housing (from 1.8 billion to 71.559 billion Naira), hence the government was able to construct or rehabilitate a total of 766 kilometres of roads across the country in 2017.”

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