The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has been directed by President Muhammadu Buhari to increase N-Power beneficiaries from 500, 000 to 1,000,000.
The Minister in charge of the ministry, Sadiya Farouq, while speaking on the development on Monday, noted that the directive is part of the President’s promise to lift 100m Nigerians from poverty in the next 10 years.
Farouq added that Buhari also ordered an increase in the number of beneficiaries of the Home-Grown School Feeding by 5,000,000.
The Minister disclosed this development at a ministerial press briefing to give account of her ministry in the last one year in Abuja.
She said: “In a bid to realise Mr. President’s commitment to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years, the ministry places significant emphasis on youth empowerment by strategically ascertaining youth engagement as a foundational objective in implementing the following strategies: double the scope of the National Social Investment Programmes.”
“Mr. President has graciously approved the expansion of all NSIP programmes, such as increase of N-Power beneficiaries from 500,000 to 1,000,000, increase GEEP beneficiaries by 1,000,000 and increase of beneficiaries of Home-Grown School Feeding by 5,000,000.”