From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
The Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has urged the successful beneficiaries of the Batch ‘B’ N-Power Programme to serve their communities with total commitment.
Bello gave the advice at the official flag-off ceremony and deployment exercise of Batch ‘B’ N-Power successful beneficiaries in Kogi at the Government House, Lokoja on Monday.
‘Kogi Government wishes to congratulate all 7,425 successful applicants. Today, we have beneficiaries from Lokoja/Kogi LGA representing the remaining 19 LGAs.
“You are encouraged to take this opportunity seriously by learning the skills that will brighten your future and also serve your communities with commitment and dedication.
‘Take the message back to your colleagues in the second batch of the N-power program to be good ambassadors’ of your Local Government Areas, use your skills and energy to impact others around you,” Bello said.
Bello, who was represented by the Speaker, Kogi House of Assembly, Matthew Kolawole, re-estated the commitment of Kogi Social Investment Program office to delivering in the most outstanding way, and the New Direction vision of his administration.
Bello appreciated the efforts of the APC Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, for keeping to the promise of delivering a robust welfare program to the masses.
Earlier, Mr Adoga Ibrahim, the Special Adviser to the governor on Multilateral, Donor Agencies and Special Projects, urged the beneficiaries to a good advantage of the programme and be diligent and punctual.
According to Ibrahim, Kogi SIP office have worked tirelessly with the relevant stakeholders to ensure the issuance of deployment letters to beneficiaries for prompt resumption at their places of assignments.
The focal person noted that the deployment exercise had been performed at the senatorial districts of Kogi Central, West and East; in Okene, Kabba and Kogi State University Anyigba respectively.
One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Ronke Adeleye, N-Power Agro, commended the Federal and State Government for the initiative, saying it would go a long way to assisting the young unemployed graduates.