Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that about 2.3 million individuals have already applied for engagement under the N-Power scheme.
“Already 200,000 young people have been engaged. And since the programme was opened another 2.3 million have applied and we are looking at the next phase of engagement, he said.
Osinbajo spoke at N-Power call center in Abuja, where some of the youths were given tablets to facilitate their jobs.
“But for me I think what is important is that we are able to do this incrementally and we are able to give hope to some of these young people who need the opportunity.
“We will never always be able to do everything but I think that it is important that we do as much as we can.
“You will recall that the target was 500,000 but depending on our resources we can always do more but the target for now is 500,000.
“But what I want to say to the young people working on this is that, if we take the opportunity for instance if you look at the tablet given to them, the tablet contains so much information, so much learning material that one can really develop his skills in a wide variety of ways and be able to give himself greater opportunity.”
The N-Power Knowledge programme is the administration’s first step towards diversifying to a knowledge economy.