FEDERAL GOVT’S SOCIAL INVESTMENT SCHEME TO TRANSITION BENEFICIARIES

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According to the Federal government, plans to exit the foremost beneficiaries of its poverty alleviation scheme from the programme have been concluded.

This was disclosed by the Federal Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq.

She indicated that beneficiaries of the poverty alleviation scheme, N-Power, will be transitioned into entrepreneurship opportunities in the private sector.

In her submission, she said;

“We are engaging private sector bodies to absorb some of the beneficiaries after the completion of the psychometric assessment to determine competency and placement into various opportunities.

‘The Federal government is committed to the continuation and expansion and as such will now begin enrolment and onboarding of a new Batch of beneficiaries. Skills acquisition for entrepreneurship and job creation is critical for an economy that will require a boost post-COVID-19 and we are gearing up proactively for the challenge.”