The Federal Government has earmarked N10 billion for the N-Build component of the N-Power programme designed to impact skills and enhance employability of Nigerians from 18 to 35 years.
Afolabi Imoukhuede, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation, disclosed this in Abuja at a stakeholders’ meeting held at the State House Auditorium on Thursday.
Imoukhuede said that the goal of the N-Build programme was to increase the skill competency and employability of Nigerian youths and improve their incomes.
“We need to harmonise for a sustainable technical and vocational programme such as the N-Build programme that focuses on skills for entrepreneurship and job-competency.
“We must ensure that we have our partners who are the employers; we must ensure that we have councils who partners with us – Council for Registered Builders, Council for Automotive Design, Council for Tourism Professionals in the Hospitality Industry.
“We must also ensure that our training centre heads, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment which is the oversight ministry for this programme, are on same page with us.
“We have to come together to be able to review the success of the formal launch which the vice-president did in the month of May,” NAN quoted him as saying.
He noted that the training was rolled out on March 1 and rounded off in May with the first set.
According to him, there are currently 10,000 trainees who have been trained and doing apprenticeship across the country.