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N power to be expand- Vp Yemi osinbajo

- The federal government says the N-Power
programme will be expanded to benefit
more Nigerian youths
- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed
this on Friday, May 18, during a visit to Kiara
De-Luke Multi-Skill and Entrepreneurship
Centre, an N-Power training centre in Abia
state
- He said the N-Power programme was very
important to the federal government
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the N-
Power graduate skills acquisition
programme will be expanded and made
better to benefit more Nigerian youths.
Osinbajo made the disclosure on Friday
during a visit to Kiara De-Luke Multi-Skill and
Entrepreneurship Centre, an N-Power
training centre at Umuobiakwa in Obingwa
Local Government Area of Abia.
Addressing the trainees, the vice president
said the N-Power programme was very
important to the Federal Government
because of its focus on empowering the
youths through capacity building.
“The programme will be expanded,
enriched, made bigger and better and we
will improve the welfare of those in the
programme.
“The federal government wants to
demonstrate through you that Nigerian
young people are not only competent, but
can with the best training become the best
available anywhere in the world.
“You can be sure that we are going to see
this programme through. We are going to
continue the programme. We are not going
to stop it.
“It is the largest of its kind anywhere in
Africa. We want to prove that it is possible
not only to keep young people employed
and engaged but to train at the same time
on a continuous basis and to train them
using technology.
“We want to prove also that you do not
need to know anybody to be able get a job.
You do not have to go and speak to
anybody. You get the job in a free and fair
manner.
“So I want to ask you to be committed
because sometimes there may be
difficulties,” he said.
Osinbajo said that the project would be
supported by the Federal Government to
ensure the youths realised their aspirations.
He said that the training centre was an
ample demonstration of the Abia
Government’s willingness to empower
young people and give them real
opportunities in life.
Also speaking, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu
said that the vice president was at the
centre to see youths who had decided to
learn skills and liberate themselves from
poverty.
“I call on the federal government to add a
bite to executive order number three which
says that you must look inwards before you
start importing.
“It is unfortunate to remark that some of
our leaders are still living under the veil of
sophistry that has no bearing with what we
do and produce in Nigeria.
“The only way we can encourage
entrepreneurship is to look inwards and
patronise made-in- Nigeria goods,’’ he said.
He, however, said there was a power supply
challenge at the Kiara /Logistics De-Luke
Training Centre and solicited the Federal
Government’s assistance.
Ikpeazu also thanked the Chinese
government for giving Abia the grant to
train about 100 youths in various skills.

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