The Federal Government youth empowerment initiative, N-Power has warned beneficiaries to desist from act of selling devices given them, saying the device is a work tool to “aid the discharge of their community functions”.
The distribution of the N-Power device, which first to Lagos and Abuja, has extended to more states, as the scheme would be reaching out to almost 200,000 beneficiaries in the Batch A of the initiative which started in December 2016.
The warning also said that beneficiaries who are caught to have sold his or her device would be blacklisted in all Federal Government social investment programme (SIP), apart from removing such person from the N-Power programme.
The information reads, “It has come to our attention that some of our N-Power Volunteers are attempting to dispose their device, we urge you in your best interest not to do so.
“Recall that N-Power is a Learn/Work/Entrepreneurship Programme of the Federal Government’s National Social Investment Programme for unemployed Young Graduates between the ages of 18 – 35.
“Please note that the N-Power Devices currently being distributed to our N-Power volunteers were secured through an Asset Finance arrangement for 20months with the Bank of Industry (BOI) by the Federal Government National Social Investment Programme. As such the devices are to aid the continual learning and development of our volunteers which seeks to enhance their employability – ready for the Labour market when they exit the Programme after 24months.
“These devices are also Work Tools as it would aid the discharge of their community functions in your primary places of assignment be it at the Public Schools, Primary Health Centres or the Agriculture Development Farm Settlements.
“In addition, these devices contain global knowledge content contributed by some of our Global partners such as Cisco, Google, Microsoft etc on ICT, Leadership & Entrepreneurship for their continuous development.
“To this end, volunteers are warned that if you dispose your devices, don’t utilize the learning content on these devices, or you are found absent at your Places of assignment, we have devised varies means to gather such information and data.
“Once caught, you would not ONLY Be dismissed from the Programme (without any appeal), you would be blacklisted from other FG Social Investment Programmes and a Lien would also be placed on your Bank accounts for the full refund of the asset cost to the Bank of Industry. Please take this very seriously.”