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N-Power: FG to train 20,000 youths– Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government has approved the training of 20, 000 youths in various vocations  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 a 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 programme 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 programme aimed at training 75, 000 youths in relevant industries where their training skills will be needed,’’ he said.

The vice president said the training would  run for nine months and would  comprise  of the theory aspect which will run for the first three months,  after which beneficiaries would  be given  work tools.

Osinbajo, who added that  beneficiaries would go with  the kits  to work on their own, reiterated 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 programmes, adding that the future holds  promises for the youths.

Osinbajo also commended the Enugu State Government for the reception accorded him and solicited support  for the project to thrive.

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

Ugwuanyi commended the Federal Government for locating  the centre in the state and for the support it had enjoyed over the years.

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. (NAN)

 

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