The Federal Government on Monday in Abuja inaugurated the 510,000 N-Power Batch C stream 1 across the country.
In her keynote address at the inauguration, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, congratulated the successful beneficiaries, and said that the N-Power Batch C was divided into two streams; Stream C1 of 510,000 beneficiaries and stream C2 of 490,000.
According to her, under the Batch C1, a total of 450,000 had been selected to benefit under the graduate component, while 60,000 beneficiaries will be under the non-graduate component.
The non-graduate beneficiaries are entitled to ten thousand naira N10,000.000 monthly stipends for a period of nine months.
She stressed that her Ministry was committed to ensuring that the strategic objectives of all the National Social Intervention Programmes were achieved in partnership with NYSC, UBEC, NPHCDA, and NOA.
Also speaking, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ifeoma Anyanwutaku, said since inception, the N-Power had been a tool to curb youth restiveness.