Lagos Commissioner lauds Presidency over N-Power initiative

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Lagos State Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Pharmacist (Mrs.) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf has lauded the Federal Government’s N-Power empowerment initiative, saying that it has tremendously impacted the lives of the volunteers in the State.

The Commissioner stated this on Friday at the N-Power campaign flag-off/sensitisation program held at Okoya-Thomas Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

Akinbile-Yusuf attributed the success of the scheme to the proper implementation of the programme by the Federal government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.

She said “we are delighted that Lagos State has benefited a lot from the programme because N-Power has extremely engaged our youths to contribute their quota to the development of the State through their role in the three arms of the program which are N-Health, N-Teach, and NAGRO.

She specifically mentioned that the N-Health arm of the programme has assisted in addressing the problem of inadequate medical personnel in various health centres in the State just as the NAGRO segment of the N-power programme has significantly boosted the agriculture sector.

“It is a thing of joy that the federal government has given our youths the opportunity to explore their potentials through these programmes. Some volunteers who never thought they had teaching skills have suddenly discovered their wonderful talents in the educational sector thereby giving them the opportunity to pursue a career in education line”, the Commissioner affirmed.

Also speaking, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation, Afolabi Imokuede, said that the programme was being repackaged to connect beneficiaries to numerous economic opportunities apart from the monthly stipend presently being paid to the beneficiaries.

He added that the success already witnessed by the scheme shows that there is the need for the programme to continue such that the socio-economic well-being of more Nigerians would be improved upon.

At the event, some beneficiaries of the programme shared their experiences on how the programme had assisted them in discovering their inherent business potentials and untapped skills.

They expressed satisfaction with the programme and craved for its continuity while imploring the federal government to continue to address some grey areas already noticed in the system.