The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and social development had announced the disengagement of two batches of beneficiaries of the Npower scheme set to commence at the end of this month.
The Ministry also announced its intention to recruit new batch of beneficiaries after the first two batches have been eased of the the system.
According to the Deputy Director of information, Rhoda Illiya, the affected batches are batch A and B which will be eased out in June and July, 2020 respectively.
Recruitment for a fresh batch is expected to commence on July 26.
“The Ministry has announced that Batch A will exit June 30, 2020 and Batch B will exit the programme on July 31, 2020. And the commencement of enrolment for a new batch of N-Power beneficiaries effective July 26, 2020.”
The Npower Scheme was established in 2016 and targeted at unemployed graduates who are paid a stipend of N30,000 monthly for volunteer work.
Over 200,000 young Nigerians have been engaged by the scheme so far.