Video: Npower Trainees protest lack of Food, Water, Proper accommodation, say over 40 Volunteers in clinic

Npower volunteers under the non-Graduate category of the Programme termed N-knowledge have taken to the streets to protest lack of necessary facilities needed to aid their training at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN), Abuja.

According to a video of the protest captured by Sahara Reporters, the volunteers lamented that the Federal Government sent them "on a dead errand" where starvation is sending the volunteers to the clinic.

"Over 40 volunteers are already in the clinic", one of the volunteers who spoke to Sahara Reporters stated.

The volunteers added that asides no food and water in the Training camp, there is lack of accommodation forcing 8-10 volunteers in one room while many are yet to be provided with accommodation. 

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N-Knowledge, according to the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, is a component of the Npower programme focused on equipping young Nigerians with relevant skills and certification to become competent workers, innovators and entrepreneurs prepared for both domestic and global digital job market.

Announcing the commencement of the new Batch of the N-Knowledge programme by the Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouk on Thursday, she noted that in this year, the programme will upskill 20,000 young Nigerians on the global rader as exporters of world-class services and content in the creative and information technology sector within the six geopolitical zones.

Farouk added that the programme consists of centralised in-camp training for 3 months with a 6 month apprenticeship bordering on the development of skills and capacities along the skill set in the value chain of Mobile Apps and Website Development, while boosting the talent and development effort for the growth of information technology industry in Nigeria.

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