Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said that the Batch A beneficiaries of the famed N-Power scheme need to exited so that the government can recruit another set of volunteers, Concise News reports.
Ahmed was speaking on Tuesday as a guest on the topic, ‘Sustaining The Conversation On Decade Of Action On SDGs’ on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
On the programme Tuesday Live, was also Amina Mohammed, the UN Deputy Secretary-General.
“We were to employ 500, 000 youths. They were to work for two years. And they were to be supported to move on to some other things – maybe some other jobs,” Ahmed, a trained accountant explained.
“We had hoped entrepreneurship so that we take another batch.
“So we have the first set still on, and N-Power is getting to the fourth year now. And there are others that had been on the waiting list, waiting for their own.
“So, what we have to do now is to see how to exit the batch that is currently on in a manner that enables them move on to something else.