The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved over Fourteen Billion Naira (N14 billion) to train 50,000 non-graduates of N-Power for a period of 9 months.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, when she briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the FEC meeting.
Farouq explained that the N14 billion would be used to pay agencies that will be used in the training of the non-graduates for a period of nine months.
“Today, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development submitted a memo to Council, asking Council for approval for the engagement of four Federal Government Agencies that will train our N-Power non-graduate beneficiaries.
“These non-graduate beneficiaries, 50,000 of them, will be trained in different skills, using four government agencies, as mentioned.
“The affected agencies included the National Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Industrial Training Fund (ITF), National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism and the Hydraulic Equipment Development Institute.
She said that at the end of the training, the beneficiaries of the programme would be handed starter packs to begin their businesses.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, also spoke to the correspondents. According to him, the council approved the Business, Facilitation and Miscellaneous Provision Bill to consolidate on the reforms and enhance productivity.
He explained that the bill was part of the government efforts to sustain the legacies achieved through the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC).