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N-power: FG to train 20, 000 youths in skills acquisition — Osinbajo



Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government has approved the training of 20, 000 youths in various skills across the country.

Osinbajo said this in Enugu on Friday during the inauguration of one of the facilities for the training located at the Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company complex, Emene.

The vice president said that the complex was one of the 250 training centres approved for the scheme.

He said that the training would run for nine months, adding that the trainees would receive monthly stipend of N30, 000 within the period.

According to him, the project was an integral part of the N-Power project that had absorbed thousands of youths across the country.

“This program is aimed at creating thousands of technical jobs for the youths as well as improve their entrepreneurship skills.

“It is a sub-section of the N-Power program aimed at training 75 000 youths in relevant industries where their training skills will be needed.

“The training which will run for nine months comprises of the theory aspect which will run for the first three months and beneficiaries will be given a tool work after which they will go with the kit to work on their own,” he said.

Osinbajo said that the Federal Government was committed to creating more jobs for Nigerians.

He called on Nigerians to give the current administration the needed support to achieve its program, adding that the future held promises for the youths.

Osinbajo commended the Enugu state government for the reception accorded him and appealed to them to give the needed support for the project to thrive.

Earlier, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi said that the gesture was in line with the program of the state government aimed at empowering the youths through relevant skill acquisition ventures.

Ugwuanyi commended the Federal Government for citing the centre in the state.

He said that his administration had provided the conducive environment for businesses to thrive and would continue to support initiatives aimed at improving the economy.

The governor also thanked the Federal Government for the support it had enjoyed from the center over the years

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