N-Power beneficiaries thumb up FG, give testimonial of achievements

The N-Power created by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) as part of efforts to curb unemployment and poverty has attracted serious commendations by the beneficiaries.

The programme affords each beneficiary N30, 000 per month for two years and overseen by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. 

In separate interviews with Blueprint, beneficiaries of the scheme in different states of Nigeria, praised the federal government and gave testimonials of their achievements under the scheme.

According to one of the beneficiaries, Adamu Ahmed, who hails from Adamawa state, savings from stipends paid to him for participating in the scheme enabled him to get married.

He said: “I hail from Fufoore local government area of Adamawa State. I am a Batch B N-power beneficiary under N-Agro. I have benefited a lot from the N-power program and I remain grateful to the Federal Government for creating the program. About 500,000 youths like me have benefited greatly from it. Part of the benefits of the N-power is the shop it helped me to establish. 

“The N-Power programme also supported me in getting married and now I am a proud father. I am grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari, the vice president, Yemi Osibanjo and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq. I advise all N-power beneficiaries, especially the incoming Batch C, to make good use of the opportunity.”

Similarly, Hassan Mustapha Hammed, who hails from Bauchi state, told Blueprint that he was able to build a house and establish a business from stipends he saved under N-Power.

“I am an N-Power beneficiary, under N-Health in Bauchi state. I was able to achieve a lot from the stipends I was getting from the N-power programme. After we were selected, we were trained on several aspects of health. We trained on injury treatment, surgery, injections and other aspects. Because N-power has empowered me, I am now giving back to my community. 

“Presently, I can boast of a stable job under health service provision, an animal farm, which I was able to achieve from the stipends. As a result of N-Power, I now have my own house in Bauchi. I got married and we are blessed with three lovely children. I am very grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs for lifting me and many others out of poverty,” he said.

Furthermore, Comrade Imrana Adamu, who hails from Gombe state, told Blueprint that he’s now a businessman because of the opportunities afforded him by the N-Power scheme.

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