FG trains 3,300 N-Knowledge beneficiaries nationwide

FG trains 3,300 N-Knowledge beneficiaries nationwide

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The Federal Government says, it has concluded the training of no fewer than 3,300 beneficiaries of the N-Knowledge Programme of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) nationwide.

Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development revealed this during the closing ceremony in Abuja on Thursday. Farouq expressed satisfaction with the programme.

She explained that the programme was to help young Nigerians acquire and develop life-long skills with certificate that would ensure they become solution providers, innovators and entrepreneurs in their community and global digital market.

Farouq said, “I am delighted to bid farewelll to trainees of the N-Knowledge training programme for the six geopolitical zones of the country. I congratulate you all.

“It is a well-known fact that N-Power programme is a critical part of the NSIP designed to achieve the National objectives of poverty reduction and job creation.

“This training component is targeted at developing competencies of the youth in software development, Hardware training and creative industry which is catalytic as well as the groundwork to make Nigeria compete in the outsourcing market for software development.


My Ministry is committed to ensuring that the strategic objectives of all the social intervention programmes are achieved and sustained.

“We have documented evidence of what a lot of you have come out with at the different training camps, such as developing cartoon applications and other creative arts.

“These are all encouraging and clearly shows that you assimilated what you were taught which the Federal Government has invested heavily on,” Farouq said.

According to her, the investment includes the cost of trainees’ accommodation across the 6 training camps, their monthly feeding allowance and transport allowances of N30,000 to and fro from camps.

She added that their stay during this training period had instilled discipline in them and remodeled them towards the tasks ahead, most especially on life-skills reorientation.

“This is significant because, you were introduced to Life-Skills and attitude re-orientation, work ethics and rules of engagement were also exposed to you. This is reformative.

“I am informed that a continuous assessment, class tests and examinations were administered on you which clearly confirms your readiness to learn and assimilate what you were taught to become useful citizens.

“Let me assure you that your monthly stipends of Ten Thousand Naira for the period of nine months will commence right from your first day at registration and will continue to the end of your apprenticeship period.

“The different training tools are being provided to aid in your further development. These were procured to enable you maximize the skills learnt during your stay in the camp and to start off with your vocation.

“I hereby present these training tools and their complimentary accessories to you,” she said

The Minister stressed that the trainees’ certificates of completion which is an attestation of good behaviour and attendance is sealed and delivered to them

She explained further that all the training tools were carefully designed to meet the needs of the different programme tracks in Hardware maintenance, software development and Creative design.

“I want to thank His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari for his administration’s unwavering efforts in eradicating poverty in our country and for supporting and sustaining the NSIP.


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