Npower: FG gives update on physical verification for batch C2 beneficiaries

The management of Npower has extended the Batch C stream 2 physical verification closing date by three days.

This was disclosed by the Special Assistant to Minister of Humanitarian affairs on media and publicity, Nneka Ikem.

According to her, the ongoing Npower Batch C2 physical verification exercise earlier billed to end Saturday, June 25, has been extended by three days, commencing Monday, June 27 to Wednesday, June 29.

In addition to this extension, applicants should note the following:

1) Pre-selected applicants are advised to key into this Verification Extension.

2) N-TECH program doesn’t require physical verification, kindly be patient as you will be assigned to a training center soon. N-Power said.

3) Shortlisted does not mean that you are selected for the physical verification, you have to be selected as a beneficiary in order to qualify for Npower physical verification.

Beneficiaries who their status shows preselected, should take the advantage of the physical verification extension to do their physical verification.

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Keystone Bank empowers, trains young women on meter installation

In celebration of the 2022 International Women’s Day and in line with its commitment to empower women in Nigeria, Keystone Bank Limited through the Keystone Bank Women Economic Empowerment Committee (KWEEC) partnered with Momas Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company Ltd. (MEMMCOL), to train and provide financial independence for young women.

Chairperson, KWEEC, Mrs. Helen Maiyegun, said the committee was set up in line with the directive of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for commercial banks to support the empowerment of women in Nigeria.

According to her: “We have been training women on skills acquisition such as catering, bead making, fashion design among others, but this time we decided to think outside the box and this brought about the partnership with MEMMCOL.

“When you empower a woman, you are empowering the nation and that is why the Keystone Bank Women Economic Empowerment Committee monitoring and evaluation team will continue to monitor the progress of these women to ensure that they put into practice what they have learned.”

Mrs. Maiyegun further charged the trainees to be good ambassadors of Keystone Bank and Momas Metering School by utilizing the training to better their lives and encourage other women within their communities.

On his part, Mr. Kola Balogun, chairman, Momas Electrical Meters Manufacturing Company Ltd commended the bank for supporting these young women in their quest for financial independence and appealed to other corporate organizations as well as state and local governments to also key into this initiative to positively engage women.

Chairman of the Academic Board, Momas Metering School, Engr. Ademola Olorunfemi also lauded the bank for providing a unique opportunity for young women, stressing that the initiative will not only add value to their lives but to their families, community, and Nigeria at large.

Keystone Bank is committed to championing women empowerment initiatives with focus on information sharing, capacity building, and networking programmes, amongst others. The bank has continued to work with like-minded organizations to ensure women have access to the opportunities and resources they need to succeed.

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Zamfara trains 5,000 women, youths in modern fish farming

Zamfara State has trained 5,000 women and youths in modern fish farming under Gov. Bello Matawalle’s Youths Farmers Empowerment Scheme.

The latest set of trainees was given fish farming equipment worth millions of Naira in Gusau on Sunday.

The training was organised and sponsored by the Commissioner for Finance, Sufiyanu Yuguda.

The Head of Service, Kabiru-Muhammad Gayari, who represented the governor at the distribution of equipment, urged the trainees to use the training given to them judiciously.

He said the training was one government’s numerous empowerment schemes designed to eradicate unemployment and idleness among youths and to reduce their over-dependence on government.

“It is our hope that the participants will use both skills and equipment given to them to become self-reliant and establish their own businesses,’’ Gayari said.

The Emir of Gusau, Alhaji Ibrahim Bello, who was present at the occasion, commended the finance commissioner for sponsoring the programme.

He urged other political office holders to emulate Yuguda to reduce unemployment and poverty in the state.

Special Adviser to Gov. Matawalle on political matters, Ibrahim Ma’aji, who represented the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman in Zamfara, Alhaji Tukur Danfulani described Gov. Matawalle’s administration as youths and women oriented.

He said the APC is proud of government in the state considering various development programme initiated for the masses.

Earlier, Yuguda said he dedicated the project to Matawalle.

“This is one of the laudable blueprints of Matawalle-led administration in the state to help to promote income-generation by the poor and the vulnerable.

“We will continue to do more to ensure that the dividends of democracy got to the common man.

“After this training, there will be a follow-up to access the sustainability of the project for us to register another set of the beneficiaries,’’ Yuguda said.

Aliyu Umar and Umaima Ibrahim who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries commended Gov. Matawalle and Yuguda for giving them the opportunity to improve on their lives.

Source: Vanguard News

Enugu Govt Takes Advantage of APPEALS Project for Food Production, Job Creation

The Enugu State Government has pledged its commitment to ensure the full implementation of the APPEALS Project as part of a strategy to achieve the State Government’s 8-point Agenda of boosting food production and job creation.
The State Deputy Governor and Chairman, State Steering Committee of the APPEALS Project in the State – Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo revealed this at the opening ceremony of the ongoing Pre-6th Implementation Support Mission ahead of the Project’s Midterm Review by the World Bank in February, 2021.
Mrs Ezeilo said the APPEALS Project is designed to enhance agricultural productivity of small and medium-scale farmers and improve value addition along the State’s priority value chains of Cashew, Poultry, and Rice.

She appealed to the National Coordinating Office of the Project to assist the state to fast-track the implementation of the project as it’s lagging behind compared to other participating states in the Project.

In his presentation, the National Project Coordinator, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Jodi explained that the ongoing Pre-implementation Support Mission is to review implementation progress across all project components to ensure the project is on track to achieve its development objectives.
In his vote of thanks, the State Project Coordinator, Enugu APPEALS – Mr. Christian Nwachukwu Odigbo thanked and appreciated the support of the state government on the implementation of the project in the state.

As part of the pre-mission exercise in the state, field visits to six Cluster Associations of Poultry, Rice processing, and Cashew production have been scheduled for today, January 28, 2021.