Members of the Niger State House of Assembly have urged the State Government to give qualified N-Power Beneficiaries automatic employment in the- going staff recruitment exercise.
The house took the decision following a motion moved by Haruna, a member representing the Bida two constituency on the floor of the house.
The lawmaker noted that most of the N-Power beneficiaries have not only requisite qualifications but have gained experience as a result of the duties they carried out while undergoing the programme.
According to him, ” giving them automatic consideration in the ongoing recruitment exercise would go a long way in bringing good hands on board in the state”
“This is because N-Power programme was designed to assist Nigerian youths in acquiring and developing life-long skills for becoming change-makers in the community and to address issues of unemployment”.
Haruna also told the House that youths in the state have benefited immensely from the programme. It has not only provided them with a source of income, it has also reduced the rate of idleness amongst them.
The lawmaker added,” the dearth of manpower in the civil service over the years had been augmented by the availability of N-Power Beneficiaries. Their positive impact was particularly felt in schools across Niger state, hence the need to consider them”.