Npower permanency, Senator Lawal intensifies bill

The Senator representing Bauchi South Senetorial district and Senate Committee chairman on National Social Investments and Poverty Alleviation, Senator Lawal Yahaya Gumau, has intensified the pursuit for the adoption of the N-power Permanency bill and for the establishment of Agency for National Social Investment Program (NSIP).

The bill which has scaled the first reading, has gained supports from more than half of the 9th Assembly Senators.

Senator Lawal is of the motion for the absorption of all N-power beneficiaries, in all categories, into the Civil Service to curb the rising unemployment crises in the country.

Lawal noted that in order to tide in the problem of insecurity, the country should empower her youths, adding that the Federal Government must rise up to take its responsibility and put an end to youth restiveness by making the youths engaged and more productive.

The Senate Committee Chairman on National Social Investments and Poverty Alleviation in his motion furthered that any Nation who fails to explore and empower her youths is sitting on a time bomb. He added that the Federal  Government must show sincere courage and will to massively invest in her youths, anything short of, would spell doom for the Nation.

This is coming at a time the N-power beneficiaries who have spent at least two years in the civil service as Volunteers on a Stipend of N30,000 were shrunk by the news of disengagement into the Labour market, and feared another beginning and the boo of the entire society.

The unemployment index in the country is increasing every year as students graduate from the Universities. With the COVID-19 Pandemic, employment has been in a sorry state for the past five months where as the country faces loss of jobs and increase in the number of the unemployed.

Senator Lawal's proposal in all ramification, soliciting for exiting of the 500,000 N-power beneficiaries from the job market, is a bill that demands a large supports as widely recieved from the 9th Senate Assembly.

With the bill passing its second reading, the N-power beneficiaries will not only live in sustenance of their livelihoods but would be a symbol of economic growth and a huge administrative impact on uneployment reduction, social development and insecurity checks.

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