In this report, TUNDE OGUNTOLA evaluates the impact of the GEEP programme restructured as GEEP 2.0 to effectively deliver soft loans and skills to a wide range of unemployed citizens, persons living with disabilities, marginalised women and other vulnerable groups As a panacea to give access to credit for poor and vulnerable Nigerians facing challenges such as lack of capital due to inadequate access to finance and credit, inability to attract talented and tech-savvy manpower, the federal government launched Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) now known as GEEP 2.0, a components of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) of the current administration restructured as parts of efforts to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty. GEEP basically offers three programmes: TraderMoni for marginalised youths, MarketMoni that targets vulnerable women, and the FarmerMoni specifically focused on rural farmers. The target beneficiaries people who are already engaged in

N-power News: How To Select New Programme In LGA Via NASIMS Portal

N-power Batch C was recently flagged off across the country, and this is the latest news about the programme.

The Npower batch which was just inaugurated was however divided into two streams, which are -stream C1 and stream C2 -both are expected to have 510,000 and 490,000 beneficiaries respectively.

Under Batch C1, a total of 450,000 beneficiaries had been selected to benefit under the graduate component, while 60,000 beneficiaries would be under the non-graduate component.

In her speech at the inauguration ceremony, Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, stated: “Today, we are here to inaugurate the N-Power Batch C1. The N-Power graduate volunteers are entitled to a monthly stipend of thirty thousand naira each (N30,000.00) for a period of one year.

”The non-graduate beneficiaries are entitled to ten thousand naira (N10,000.000) monthly stipends for a period of nine months.

“All beneficiaries are granted an appropriate starter pack for their trade, to enable them to start their businesses in their chosen trades. By the special grace of God, I hereby flag off the N-Power Batch C1 for the 36 States and FCT.”

It was observed that some of the applicants of the Npower batch C recruitment that were successfully shortlisted, later discovered that they were not deployed because the programme they selected was not available in their Local Government Area (LGA)


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