In his efforts to get reduce unemployment level among the youths in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the increase of N-Power beneficiaries by one million.
The president also approved expansion of the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Program (GEEP). This was disclosed on Thursday, December 10, via his verified Twitter handle @MBuhari, adding that the move was aimed at fulfilling his promise of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
President Buhari emphasised that five million pupils would be added into the National Home-Grown School Feeding Program (NHGSFP).
He tweeted: “We remain committed to the plan to lift 100m Nigerians out of poverty. To this end I have approved an increase in the 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.”
Mr. President had previously acknowledged report by the Nigerian government to increase the number of beneficiaries of National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) in order to accommodate more unemployed youth. It was reported that the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, made the disclosure on Monday, November 30, at a ministerial press conference in Abuja.