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N-POWER: FG to employ additional 300,000 graduates –Minister Lai

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N-POWER: FG to employ additional 300,000 graduates --Minister Lai

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Friday disclosed that the Federal Government will by next week start the recruitment of additional 300,000 graduates through its N-Power Programme.

He stated this at Isanlu -Isin community near Omu- Aran town in Kwara State, adding that the Federal Government had already employed 200,000 graduates through the N-Power Programme.

He said, “Government has recorded success in job creation, particularly through the N-Power Programme where 200,000 graduates have been employed and that by next week, the portal will be reopened for the employment of 300,000 additional applicants.”

In the area of Social Intervention, Alhaji Mohammed said 57,000 market women, artisans and craftsmen have been given interest-free loans while about 1,200,000 pupils in schools across the country are currently enjoying free meals under the Home-grown Feeding Programme.

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The minister was in the town to look at ways of boosting tourism in the country.

He promised the people that the Federal Government will provide access road to the Owu Water Fall in Kwara State with a view to opening it up to local and international tourists.

“The Owu Water Fall is probably the tallest in West Africa. If we can get the road in order, definitely it’s going to attract tourists and then economic activities will resume here,” he said.

 

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