…as 1500 N-Knowledge beneficiaries received kits
By Emmanuel Sampson
Akwa Ibom State Focal Person on Social Investment Programme (SIP), Dr. Godwin Akpan has appealed to incoming administration to sustained N-Power programme in order to accommodate more people, curb youth unemployment in the country.
Dr. Akpan made the appealed last week Wednesday at the Nigeria Christian Bible College, Ukpum-Abak in Abak LGA, during the closing ceremony of 1500 N-Knowledge beneficiaries, drawn from the south south geo political zone.
The state focal person who stand in for Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Farouq noted that the N-Knowledge Expansion training programme is among the core segments of the N-Power initiative.
The Minister, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, was quoted in a statement to have said “Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development is committed to ensuring that the strategic objectives of all the social intervention programmes are achieved and sustained. We have documented evidence 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 all assimilated what you were taught which the Federal Government has invested heavily on.”
Godwin Akpan reiterated that the N-Power programme which is a critical part of the National Social Investment Programmes domiciled in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs was key to helping Nigerian youths acquire and develop life-long skills they need to become entrepreneurs.
He informed that the programme has also develop competencies which will increase production and add to the overall growth of the society, while experessing hope that the new administration will do all within her power to sustain the programme.
“You will confirm by now that N-Knowledge is 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.”
He described level of participation in the zone as impressive, saying, “As you can see, the hall is filled to capacity. Some beneficiaries didn’t report to camp very early, but as the training commenced they came and joined the programme”
Beneficiaries were equipped with kits and skills in N-Tech Hardware, N-Tech Software, and N-creative training in Animation and Script writing.
The closing ceremony had in attendance Mr. Enobong Okon, South South contact person of the NSIP, Mrs. Edith Adjari South South training manager, Mr. Samuel Okon, Registrar of the college who represents the Provost amongst other dignitaries.