Youths in Adamawa state have been called upon to take advantage of the Federal government N - Power Programme in order to be self realiants.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla made the call while inspecting Training equipments procured by the Federal Government to the North Eastern states.
The Governor appreciated the federal government for inciting the headquarters of the N - Power Programme for the North East sub-region in Adamawa state.
He also appealed to the federal government to consider indigenes to be engaged as contractors in the supply of the equipments, lamenting that the North Eastern states has been devastated as a result of activities of the insurgents in recent times.
The Governor however called for more awareness of the programme so as to reach the grassroots, and appealed to the youths and Women to participate fully in the programme by ensuring that they are being register for the programme.
While conducting the Governor round to the N - Power Stores along Numan road,the state Director of the National Orientation Agency Alhaji Ahmed Suyudi along side State Coordinator of the N - Power Programme Retired Commodore Usman Sali Bodes said the programme is designed to empower youths and women who are the most vulnerable in the society.
They told Governor Muhammed Jibrilla that the programme has Five Departments in order to build human resources, explaining further that N - Power Build,N- Power Volunteer Corps , N - Power Tech, N - Power Knowledge ,Home Grown School feeding programme and National Cash Transfer programme. Others are General Enterprises and Empowerment programmes (GEEP) as well as Science and Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Education Bursary programmes.
They also informed the Governor that the materials are being ready for distribution to about Twenty Thousand beneficiaries in the state which includes Capentary, Automobile, Welding and Fabrication, Painting and Decoration and Electrical.