N-Power, Federal Government’s youth empowerment scheme has disclosed that about 5,853 second batch of its beneficiaries have been posted to places of their primary assignments in Gombe State.
Speaking with News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Friday in Gombe, the Focal Person officer of the Vice President and the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Social Investment, Hajiya Maryam Mele, said the above number were successful out of the 21,000 persons who applied for the programme in the state.
According to Mele, “After free selections at the national office, 8,000 were selected for verification and about 7,000 were verified as some did not show up.
“Eighty per cent of those who applied had fake certificates, some were over aged while 5,853 were successful.”
Maryam noted that the beneficiaries were from the 11 local government areas of the state and were posted to work under N-Agro, N-Teach and N-Health.
“We have a total of 2,792 beneficiaries from Gombe North senatorial district out of which N-Health has 291, N-Teach has 1,517 and N-Agro has 995.
“A total of 1,963 beneficiaries were from Gombe South senatorial district out of which 225 were allocated to N-Health, N-Teach has 1,288, and N-Agro has 450.
“And 1,097 beneficiaries were from Gombe Central senatorial district out of which N-health had 123; N-Teach had 639 and N-Agro had 335,” she said.