Roughly two months after some former beneficiaries of the famed N-Power scheme concluded their NEXIT training, the remaining batches A and B beneficiaries are in the dark concerning when they will start theirs.
Newsbreak recalls that the federal government in March started entrepreneurial training of 467,183 out of the 500,000 beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme captured in exited batches A and B.
The batches were exited in 2020 after years to pave way for another set of beneficiaries (Batch C) of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
The NEXIT trainees who are from all states of the federation, are expected to be trained on empowerment skills with a view to accessing loans from Nigeria’s apex bank, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to establish businesses of their own.
The training programme was scheduled to be conducted in phases.
A total of 75,600 participants were in the first batch of the training which started and ended in March. At the time, Sadiya Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, promised that the government will train the remaining batches “in no distant time”.
Under the initiative, otherwise known as NEXIT Programme,the erstwhile N-Power beneficiaries are to get loans from the CBN, upon training.