NPower News: FG denies training 177 youths in Kano with N5.9 billion under N-Power Programme
FG denies training 177 youths in Kano with N5.9 billion under NPower Programme. The Federal Government on Friday denied media reports that it spent the sum of N5.9 billion to train 177 youths in Kano State, describing it as a misleading headline.
The government said that the amount in question was rather spent on a total of 16,629 youths in Batch C of the Npower programme in Kano as against the earlier reported 177 youths.
The reaction of the federal government follows a report by Punch, where the media platform claimed that the government confirmed committing the sum of N5.9 billion on training, tooling and monthly stipends for the Batch C beneficiaries of the NPower Programme in Kano State.
This disclosure is contained in a tweet post by the federal government on its official Twitter account on Friday, April 29, 2022.
What the Federal Government is saying
The federal government in its statement said, ‘’We wish to draw attention to this misleading headline from Punch.
According to the story, as reported by Punch, the amount in question is for a total of 16,629 youths in Batch C of the NPower Programme in Kano.
‘’We hope that the newspaper will give it the required correction.’’