The Federal government said that it is concluding plans to commence training for the exited batches A and B of the NPower scheme.
It also stated that out of 500,000 exited volunteers, 390,000 of them have been successfully accommodated in the NEXIT, an exit package for all the beneficiaries of the N-Power in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to enable them to benefit from empowerment options.
According to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, who made this disclosure while speaking on social development and humanitarian challenges facing Nigeria, and the government’s responses to the ongoing humanitarian and food crises in the country also said the training would commence next month.
She said, “The exited volunteers have been put on a programme with the Central Bank of Nigeria in partnership with the ministry to prepare an exit package for them and we have gone very far in this regard.
“People have registered onto different skills that they want to be supported and we are at the point of training these exited N-Power beneficiaries on to the skills that they have chosen for themselves.
“By next month, we should start the process of training them on their preferred skills.
“We are working with the CBN to support them with soft loans and out of the 500,000 exited N Power beneficiaries, about 390,000 of them have successfully been accommodated into the NEXIT programme while about 109,000 are already on their way to entrepreneurship on their own even before we started the NEXIT.”