On Monday, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development concluded a three-month training program for N-Build Batch C1 beneficiaries and handed out starter packs under the Federal government’s National Social Investment Program N-Power.
The Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq, who presented the toolkits to the beneficiaries on Wednesday at the FOCI Skills Academy in Katampe, Abuja, said the training, which was replicated in 693 centers across the country’s six geopolitical zones, is aimed at equipping young unemployed youths with life skills.
“In any global economy, the skills you learned in the last three months will remain necessary skills today and tomorrow.” The Ministry, the NSIP, the N-Power teams, and other relevant councils have collaborated on this project assiduously to ensure that this helps in bridging the gap in demand for standard and market relevant skills.
“As this batch C1 of N-Build trainees are graduating to commence their apprenticeship, in line with Mr. President’s Commitment to creating more jobs and wealth creation opportunities for the teeming youths, in the next few weeks, the batch C2 of the N-Power programme will be deployed to their various places of primary assignments and training centres respectively, which are all directed to lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty”.
“Having completed the in-centre training, you will be attached directly to relevant institutions for your Six-month apprenticeship. This attachment will enable you to have work-based learning experience commencing on Monday, 13th of June, 2022. During this six-month attachment period, your performance will be assessed and examined by the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON),the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) and the Institute of Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (ITPN) respectively”.
The beneficiaries were trained in automobile, Agric Tech, Carpentry & Joinery, Electrical Installation, Masonry & Tiling, Plumbing and Pipefitting.
The Minister also went to the Industrial Trust Fund Centre to present tool kits and starter packs to beneficiaries trained in Hospitality, comprising Baking and Confectionery, Cooking and Catering, House-keeping and Mixology. Also Read: Npower News – 3000 Stream 2 Independent Monitors Onboarded
In attendance was the Vice Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University Prof. Kabiru Bala, the Director General, Federation of Construction Industry Olubunmi Adekoje, the National Cordinator NSIP Dr Umar Bindir, the Team Lead N-Power Mr Nsikak Okon and other distinguished guests.