Starter kits were given to 194 young men and women at the graduation ceremony of the Federal Government N-SIP training program, which took place in Adamawa today.
The six-week intensive training on how to repair mobile phones is part of the Federal Government’s plans to get many Nigerians out of poverty.
Adamawa state’s focal person, Mary Yuwadi, says that about 64,000 people who are vulnerable have signed up for the N-SIP’s Conditional Cash Transfer scheme.
She said that the people who took part in the CCT program lived in all 21 of the state’s local government areas. She said that the program had a big impact on poverty and wealth creation in society.
“Presently, 28, 486 people are receiving an N5,000 monthly stipend, equivalent to N142,430 a year.”
“The remaining 36,121 people will soon start benefiting from the scheme.”
Since N-Power Batches A, B, and C started in 2016, 28,697 people have signed up in the state. 162,782 students are part of the National Homegrown School Feeding Program, which gives free meals to students in grades 1 to 3. About 2,259 cooks work in the state.
The Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) helped 38,089 people get loans so they could start businesses. The loans came from different sources.
According to her, 28,000 people have signed up for the GEEP 2.0 program. She said that soon, traders, farmers, and market women will be able to get small loans from the government.
She told the people who got the kits not to give them away. She also told them to make sure they used the skills they learned and did productive things.
Faruk said the N-SIP program was started in 2015 and is important to President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration’s plan to change Nigeria’s economy, which she called “economic transformation.”
According to the minister, the country has one of the largest social protection programs in Africa, with about $1 billion invested each year to help the country’s poorest and most vulnerable people live better lives.
People with disabilities, people who have been forced to flee their homes, and people who have returned home have all benefited from the program since it was started in 2016.
As a reminder, the N-Skills were meant to improve the quality and relevance of skills that were delivered through a certification system and to make it easier for people who were supposed to get them to get full-time jobs as skilled workers.
One of the beneficiaries of the N-SIP program, Salihu Abdullahi, thanked the federal government for giving them the opportunity to participate in the program.