How Npower Renders Some Graduates Unemployed Due to Age Barrier

We shall be looking at how the N-power scheme has made many beneficiaries unemployable, particularly, those in Batch A and B, who entered the programme at the age of thirty and above, due to the age factor that is being considered for employment in Nigeria. See What To Do If You Have Written Npower Batch C Test.

Apply for NpowerThe Npower Scheme is a splendid Programme, and an exceptional initiative coming from the government of Nigeria as a means of assisting it’s citizens with temporary employment, which for sure will help supress poverty within this time frame and beyond.

However, there lies an obvious disadvantage of the Programme to it’s beneficiaries, especially the graduates who are close to thirty years.

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These beneficiaries can no longer apply for government jobs, and most other private jobs anymore as they have gone above the 18 – 28 years age limit required for most job in Nigeria.

Now, looking into the situations of Npower beneficiaries, those who were thirty (30) years old when they applied in 2016, spent about five (5) years in the Programme receiving thirty thousand naira (N30,000) and are presently above 35 years of age.

The unpredicted disengagement of the Npower Batch A and B volunteers of about five thousand (500,000) persons has left those who are above thirty-five (35) years automatically out of the way, when it comes to government jobs.

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They won’t even have anyone who can help them get a job, since they have passed the age limit, they are left with no other choice than to be a sole proprietor.

This alone is one reason government needs to look into, and come up with drastic measures to support these youths.

Even to worsen the situation, NYSC started including Date of Birth on their certificate, in order to give no breathing space to those who may wish to falsify their age.

Although, there is a governmental set-up (transition Programme) known as Nexit program, which is meant for the Exited Npower batches.

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Currently, the exited beneficiaries are waiting for the Implementation of the Nexit scheme. No doubt, it will help those that falls within this age range, kick start their personal businesses.

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Updated: May 3, 2021 — 10:01 am

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  1. Valentine Uwakwe

    I feel for them and hope the government can find a way out for them

    Thank…

    Valentine202.net

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