NASS C’ttee Says 400,000 youths benefit from N-Power


The Chairman of the committee on Poverty Alleviation and Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDAN), Rep. Balarabe Salame, says 400,000 youths have benefited from the N-Power Scheme.

Balarabe Salame, said that the success was recorded during his tenure as the committee’s chairman. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja,

NAN reports that the N-Power is a scheme set up by President Muhammadu Buhari in  2016 to address the issues of youth unemployment as well as help increase social development.

The lawmaker, representing Illela/Gwadabawa Constituency of Sokoto State, said the N-Power and SMEDAN had effectively alleviated poverty in the country.

”There are so many committees, one can make millions from, but I asked for a committee that will touch the lives of the masses  and I was given the Poverty Alleviation Committee.


“Prior to now, no accountability was made for funds the government allocates for poverty alleviation, but since I assumed as chairman of the committee, 400,000 youths were given N-Power.

“And in my state, in each constituency, the women benefit from women’s grant.

“No fewer than 1,000 women have been given N20,000 each to start up a small business, while SMEDAN has also empowered youths and small scale businesses,” he said.


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