Group wants N-Power, SIPs beneficiaries in S/East to speak up on success stories



A group, South East Support for N-Power, has urged beneficiaries of  the N-Power and other Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) in the South East, to help propagate the impact of ’s people-oriented.

The Coordinator of the group, Mr Kamsi Uzodimma made the call on Thursday in Abuja.

He urged  youths in the   to take advantage of the batch C of the N-Power programme,  adding that the programme had impacted positively on the lives of  beneficiaries

“Apart from the tens of thousands of the beneficiaries, we are also sensitising our youths and women on how to apply to be beneficiaries of batch C of the N-Power programme.

“Beneficiaries of N-Power and other intervention programmes of the Federal are already coming out to tell their success stories.

“This has continued to the erroneous narratives about the neglect or marginalisation of the South East.

“Apart from establishing their businesses, many of the beneficiaries are already employers of labour and sustained, will continue to reduce unemployment level in the South East ,” he said.

Uzodimma said the plan by the Federal to empower the vulnerable in the 95 Local Areas in the South East through skills acquisition and other empowerment initiatives was a welcomed development.

He said the plan was part of the ongoing SIPs of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

The coordinator said the plan would reduce youth unemployment in the South East, adding that tailoring, carpentry, shoe making, trading, aquaculture and healthcare would be the areas of focus in the vocational programme.

He said the approval of the skills acquisition programme by the Federal Government was part of efforts to reassure the South East that the remained  an integral part of Nigeria, founded on equity, justice and egalitarianism.

Uzodimma said the of focal persons in the five states of the South East was an indication that the Federal Government was committed to making the program a huge success in the region (NAN)