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Osun: Gov Oyetola Begs Exited N-Power Beneficiaries To Return To Schools

This was contained in a public service announcement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Intervention Programmes, Lukman Bello, on Monday.

Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, on Monday, August 10, has begged N-Power beneficiaries teacher’s handling Senior Secondary School Three classes before they were exiting from the scheme, to return to school for revision classes.

This was contained in a public service announcement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Intervention Programmes, Lukman Bello, on Monday.

The State’s Commissioner for Education, Mr Folorunsho Bamisayemi, in the announcement, urged the volunteers to sacrifice for the future of the students that are preparing for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination.

The announcement read in part, “Sequel to an appeal to all N-Power teachers who were directly teaching SS3 classes in Osun Public High Schools by the Commissioner for Education, Hon. Folorunsho Bamisayemi, to go back for the revision classes currently going on to prepare our students for the examination commencing on the 17th of August, 2020.

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“I want to passionately appeal to the affected Ex N-Power Volunteers in both Batch A and Bath B to please honour Osun Government. No sacrifice is too much for the future of our students.”

On July 1, the Federal Government social investment scheme, N-Power had shared a message with Batch A and Batch B Beneficiaries.

In a shared message by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Investment, Sadiya Farouq, appreciated the beneficiaries of N-Power Programme.

The Minister said “The transitioning and exit of Batch A and B is not a punitive action. It is a proactive intervention to help up skill your brothers and sisters and assist them further along on their journey through life.

“She thanks the beneficiaries and states that they have been worthy ambassadors of the N-Power programme in their respective Places of Primary Assignments – Primary Healthcare centres, previously unmanned classrooms and as Agric Extension Advisors”.

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Recall that the N-Power Programme was inaugurated by the President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) with the mandate of lifting citizens out of poverty through capacity building, investment, and direct support.

The programme has enrolled 500,000 beneficiaries so far with 200,000 from Batch A which started in September 2016 and 300,000 from Batch B which kicked off in August 2018.

The beneficiaries were supposed to spend not less than 24 months on the programme but Batch A beneficiaries have spent over 40 months.

The batch A exited on June 30 while batch B exited on July 31.

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Sade Adewale

Sade Adewale is an experienced editor. She Studied Sociology at the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti. Diploma in Journalism in Lateef Jakande House, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos State. Contact: [email protected]

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