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The federal government of Nigeria on Wednesday has announced a new package for the beneficiaries of government’s N-power scheme.

OAU VOICES gathered that the new package is to enable beneficiaries to have access to other government job recruitment schemes.

However, the new package is for those who have concluded the two-year job programme.

The initiative is fully for Batches A and B of the N-Power programme.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq who made the announcement however noted that only eligible beneficiaries for the new package are those that have concluded the two-year job empowerment programme

She disclosed this at the 4th annual review of the Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP).

According to the minister, those who have concluded the two-year job programme will be entitled to permanent job opportunities or business prospects as part of the newly-activated N-power exit strategy

Under the plan, 200,000 beneficiaries will be engaged as financial services operators under the Shared Agent Network Expansion Facility (SANEF).

The scheme is operated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

In her statement, Sadiya said; “Plans have been concluded for the transition of the N-power Batch A and B through the creation of the NEXIT portal, which would allow those who choose to sign up to access other government empowerment opportunities.

“A beneficiary management system for the NSIPs is expected to be deployed in 2021. It would have the capacity to manage payments, address grievances and improve dissemination of information,” Sadiya added.

The government said another 30,000 beneficiaries have been engaged as geospatial experts and enumerators in the Economic Sustainability Plan’s Mass Agric programme.

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Others will have the option of benefiting from the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) micro-enterprise loans.

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