President Buhari announces increment of N-Power beneficiaries from five hundred to one million

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President Muhammadu Buhari was on Thursday, 10th of December, 2020 approved the increase in the number of N-Power beneficiaries from five hundred to one million people.

Buhari made this announcement via his Twitter handle and reaffirmed his plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.

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He wrote: “We remain committed to the plan to lift 100m Nigerians out of poverty.

“To this end, I have approved an increase in scope of our Social Investment Programme: Doubling of @npower_ng beneficiaries to 1 million; 1 million new @geep_ng beneficiaries & 5 million new pupils for @NHGSFP.”

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The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, had on November 30 hinted that the number of N-Power beneficiaries would be doubled.

President Buhari inaugurated the N-Power programme on June 8, 2016, with 500,000 direct beneficiaries.

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The programme was conceived by the government in a bid to address youth unemployment; and increase social development in the country.

The government planned to spend N400 billion on N-POWER, TRADERMONI and other SIPs in 2021.

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