The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has announced the commencement of the N-Power, N-Knowledge programme in the six (6) geopolitical Zones including the Federal Capital Territory.
In a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Bashir Alkali the Minster Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq explained that no fewer than 20,000 young Nigerians are to benefit from the programme.
According to the statement, the “N-Knowledge is a component of the N-Power Programme focused on equipping young Nigerians with relevant skills and certification to become competent workers, innovators and entrepreneurs prepared for both the domestic and global digital job market.
It stated that the training component was targeted at developing competencies of the youth in software development and hardware training which will be catalyzed to make Nigeria compete in the outsourcing market for software development.
“The programme consists of centralised in-camp training for three months with a six-month apprenticeship across the 6 geo-political zones. A total of 20,000 beneficiaries will participate in the programme.”
It added that at the end of the programme, “qualified trainees would be awarded their certificates and attestations. The trainees will be introduced to different schedules that would definitely make them more informed and ready for the global competitions in the global market.
Reporting by Hadiza Abdulrahman, Editing by Tola Oguneye