Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja
As many as 2.3 million young Nigerians have applied for the proposed federal government’s 300,000 N-Power jobs under its Social Investment Programme (SIP), Acting President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed in Abuja Friday.
The acting president made the disclosure when he visited one of the training centres to distribute tablets to those already engaged under the scheme in the nation’s capital.
According to him, whereas 500,000 jobs are the entire targets for the N-power scheme of which he said 200,000 had already been engaged, the government might be forced to increase the target if it had the resources to do so.
However, he insisted that the target remained 500,000 for now, pointing out that 2.3 million applicants had already applied for the remaining 300,000 jobs.
Observing that the government would be unable to do everything that needs to be done, Osinbajo who said he was impressed by what he saw, added that the programme was more than just providing jobs for young ones but also includes skill learning.