The Federal Government has approved the disengagement of 2,525 beneficiaries of the N-Power Program for absconding from their primary place of assignment. It also warned that acts of dereliction of duty, indolence, absenteeism and indiscipline on the part of volunteers would continue to be dealt with decisively and in line with the rules of engagement.
The N-Power Program was introduced in 2016 by the President Buhari Administration to address the challenge of youth unemployment in the country.
Communications manager of NSIP, Justice Bibiye, said the beneficiaries were dismissed following reports that some of them had not gone to their respective places of primary assignment (PPA) in a long time. Bibiye said that 18,674 other beneficiaries of the initiative have voluntarily resigned, having secured permanent employment.
He stated that N-Power is not a charity program and, therefore, everyone captured under the scheme is expected to justify his/her engagement by demonstrating diligence, hard work and commitment to duty at their PPAs.
He urged both the media and the public to report cases of absenteeism, adding that strict measures would ensure “fewer cases of misconduct” do not compromise the success of the entire program.