By Yunusa Abdullahi .
The Governor made the commendation at the flagging off of the programme held at the Mahmud Ribadu Square Yola . He stated that Adamawa State Government will continue to collaborate with the Federal Government to ensure that the programme succeeds in the State .
He appreciated the effort of President Muhammadu Buhari for the initiative and said that the N-Power Programme is certainly going to create employment and to reduce poverty in the country.
On the other hand, he called on the beneficiaries to take good advantage of the programme so as to be self reliance in the society. He described the youths as the future leaders of the country.
In his remarks, the Adamawa State Coordinator of N- Power Programme Retired Commodore Usman Sali Bodes stated that the programme was introduced to empower youths, Women and other vulnerable groups in the society .
He also highlighted that the programme is centered on two categories. In the first phase of the programme is Teacher's Volunteer Corp, this is focus primarily on education, Agricultural extension , public Health and community education as well as training and empowerment of knowledg.
Commodore Usman Sali Bodes explained that the other programme is the School Feeding programme to increase enrolment in public schools and to encourage local farmers to produce food locally to feed pupils in schools which will empower the farmers economically .
He also called on the beneficiaries to take good advantage of the programme in order to move the state forward.
He however made a breakdown of the benefiting Local Government Areas as follows : Demsa LG 124, Fufore LG 90, Yola NorthLG 790, Yola South LG 235, Gombi LG 173, Song LG 180, Girei LG 216, Maiha LG 46, and Mayo-Belwa LG 118.
Others are Michika LG 257, Mubi-North LG164, Mubi South LG 97, Shelleng LG 57, Toungo LG 4, Numan LG 102, Guyuk LG 113, Ganye LG 47, Jada LG 71, Madagali LG 124, Hong LG 490, and Lamurde LG 62.
Similarly, he pointed out that the distribution of 3,811 beneficiaries as N-Power Teach -3160, N -Power Agro 259 and N-Power Health as 192 respectively .
Also, in their Good Will Messages ,the Honourable Commissioners Ministry of Information and Strategy Comrade Ahmad Ibrahim Sajoh , Youth and Sports Mr. Augustine Ayuba and the Special Adviser on Poverty Alleviation and Wealth Creation Alhaji Ayuba Audu called on the beneficiaries to be more serious in their responsibilities as initiated with good intentions by the Government .