FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TRAINS NON-GRADUATES UNEMPLOYED YOUTHS ON SMART PHONE REPAIRS IN LAGOS STATE UNDER THE NATIONAL SOCIAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMME (NSIP)

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    The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq has said that the Federal Government has concluded the training of non-graduates unemployed youths under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) on Smart Phones Repairs across the country.

    The Minister disclosed this at the closing ceremony of the N-Skills Smart Phone Repairs training at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos on 26th April, 2022.

    Speaking on behalf of the Honourable Minister, the Director Human Resource Management, of the Ministry, Mr. Rufai Tokunbo, said that the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) was created by President Mohammadu Buhari in 2016 as a mandate to lift 100 million vulnerable and poor citizens out of poverty across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

    She said the programme has impacted positively on the lives of the poor and vulnerable Nigerians, including Persons with Disabilities and forcibly displaced persons (Internally Displaced Persons and Returnees).

    ’’In furtherance to President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval for the restructuring of NSIP, processes have been instituted to institutionalize the NSIP and to make it more impactful on the economy and to reach citizens. This led to the introduction of N-Skills Programme which is based on a certification system and accreditation of practical training provided through informal apprenticeship system anchored by Master Craft Persons (MCPs) and the formal training system including using the Community skills Development Centres (COSDECs) in many States.

    ’’The programme aims to improve the quality and relevance of skills delivered using certification system to ease the transition of target beneficiaries to full-time skilled employment, self-employment and/or further their education. It targets marginalized and disadvantaged population, including those with primary or no- formal education”.

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