FG disengages 2,000 N-Power beneficiaries for absenteeism

The Federal Government of Nigeria has disengaged two thousand beneficiaries from its youth empowerment scheme, popularly known as N-Power.

This was made known of Wednesday by the spokesman of the scheme, Justice Bibire.

He blamed their sack on absenteeism from their various places of primary assignment.

According to him, “Instances have compelled the need for continued action against those who are seen to be undermining the smooth implementation of a well-thought-out federal government social intervention initiative.

“N-Power is not a charity programme, thus everyone captured under the scheme is expected to justify the benefits and rules of engagement through diligence, hard work, and commitment to designated duties.”

Bibire also stressed that similar acts of “dereliction of duty, indolence, absenteeism and indiscipline on the part of the beneficiaries will continue to be sanctioned.”

The spokesman of the scheme also revealed that it has increased the number of monitoring partners for supervision and monitoring of all components of the NSIPs for effective and efficient service delivery.

He appealed to members of the public to always report erring beneficiaries in order to ensure the fulfilment of the scheme’s goals.

“The public and the media would only be supporting the efforts of the administration to reduce unemployment, by reporting the relatively few indolent, erring volunteers who were lucky to have been selected to serve under such a programme,” Bibire added.

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