The aim of the federal government’s N-Power programme is to drastically reduce youth unemployment. The vision is to provide young graduates and non-graduates with skills and tools that will enable them to become self reliant.

When this programme was unveiled early this year, it was welcomed by virtually everyone as it was seen as another means of diversifying the economy.

However, the problem here is that most of the people who indicated interest in the program are already working. Why should people who already have jobs occupy positions that are meant for jobless people?

For example, in Yobe State, majority of those who applied for the N-Power community teaching program are already working as teachers. I therefore urge relevant authorities to step in and ensure proper verification of applicants so that only those who are really in need of the jobs are engaged. 

Zanna Samaila wrote from Damaturu, Yobe State.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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