Nigerians have reacted to Enugu N-power Build launch by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, which held today May 18.
N-power Build, a non-graduate programme of the N-power job scheme, commenced in March 1, 2018 nationwide, engaging young Nigerians.
Earlier, the VP’s media aid, Mr. Laolu Akande tweeted, “It was an enthusiastic welcome for VP Osinbajo who just arrived Enugu to launch N-Power Build where 10,000 young Nigerians have been engaged as we revive Nigeria’s apprenticeship culture again. The amiable Gov Ugwuanyi led the welcome at the airport.”
While some praised his visit, some others termed it “a political visit.”
To Miss Ayomide, “The effort of @ProfOsinbajo to empower the youths through the @npower_ng program is tremendous and quite commendable. He has never failed in his responsibility to bring a positive impact in the lives of the youths.”
Adeolu Black, who is probably one of the beneficiaries of the job scheme praised the efforts of Vice president, “The Npower program came at the right time, we really appreciate your efforts Sir. God bless your good works.”
However, some critics of the government saw Osinbajo’s visit to Enugu differently. One of them is @MaleekToyin, “Paid dancers and paid protesters .Sir still no jobs and everything is still expensive in the market” he tweeted.
Check other reactions below:
Just now: it was an enthusiastic welcome for VP Osinbajo who just arrived Enugu to launch N-Power Build where 10,000 young Nigerians have been engaged as we revive Nigeria’s apprenticeship culture again. The amiable Gov Ugwuanyi led the welcome at the airport pic.twitter.com/qwVybVazqh
— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) May 18, 2018
What is N-power Build?
Npower Build covers the following areas: Building Services, Construction, Built Environment Services, Utilities, Automotive, Aluminium and Gas. In most of the areas, we’ve seen ladies performed excellently well, “What a man can do a lady can do better, right?
N-Power Build aimed at preparing beneficiaries to start up their own business or take up responsibilities in Building/Construction Project Management, Furniture Making and Design, Electrical Maintenance and Repairs Services, Building and Construction services, Plumbing, and Welding
It’d be recalled that Presidential Aide on Job Creation and Youth Employment, Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede, stated at the commencement of the N-power programme that it’s aimed at closing the skill gap in the country.
He pointed out that most skills jobs done in the country were carried out by technicians from China, India, Lebanon and some West African nationals.
There are 160 N-power Build training centres in Nigeria.
There are lapses in some areas in the implementation of the Social Investment Programme (SIP), which the N-power programme is part of, we still believe that the scheme deserves some accolades.
Also, two months after the N-power Build training began at different training centres, Vice President Osinbajo, whose office supervises the scheme, has it as a duty to see for himself the progress made by so far.