N-power Batch C2 Deployment begins in few weeks, Farouk says as N-Build beneficiaries conclude Training
The Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouk, has disclosed that deployment of successful beneficiaries of Npower Batch C2 would be concluded in few weeks.
The Minister made this known on Wednesday during an occasion marking the official round-off of N-build Batch C1 3-months in-Center Training at the FOCI Skills Academy, Katampe Abuja.
Speaking during the ocassion that featured the handover of tool kits to the N-build C1 beneficiaries, Farouk noted that the training which was replicated in 693 centres across the the six geo-political zones in the country is targeted at empowering young unemployed youths with life skills.
“The skills that you were trained in the last three months will remain necessary skills for today and tomorrow in any global economy. The Ministry, NSIP, N-Power teams and other relevant councils have Worked assiduously to ensure that this helps in bridging the gap in demand for standard and market relevant skills.
“As this batch C1 of N-Build trainees are graduating to commence their apprenticeship, in line with Mr. President’s Commitment to creating more jobs and wealth creation opportunities for the teeming youths, in the next few weeks, the batch C2 of the N-Power programme will be deployed to their various places of primary assignments and training centres respectively, which are all directed to lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty, the Minister stated.
She furthered that each of the beneficiaries were provided with Tool Kits, Safety Gears, and Training Consumables to enable them to become and operate as skilled professional artisans and technicians. She charged them to make optimum use of the training provided for them.
“Having completed the in-centre training, you will be attached directly to relevant institutions for your Six-month apprenticeship. This attachment will enable you to have work-based learning experience commencing on Monday, 13th of June, 2022. During this six-month attachment period, your performance will be asses and examined by the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON),the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) and the Institute of Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (TPN) respectively”.
The beneficiaries were trained in automobile, Agric Tech, Carpentry & Joinery, Electrical Installation,Masonry & Tiling, Plumbing and Pipefitting.
The Ministry also noted that tool kits and starter packs were presented to N-Build Batch C1 beneficiaries trained in Hospitality, comprising Baking and Confectionery, Cooking and Catering, House-keeping and Mixology at the Industrial Trust Fund Centre, Abuja
Some of the beneficiaries of the N-build Batch C1 programme have, within the week, confirmed to have recieved their 3 months Stipends of N10,000 each. The subsequent Stipends for 6 Months would be paid in the course of their apprenticeship programme.