National Social Investment Programme -NSIP has disbursed a total sum of N13.3 billion to 15, 246 beneficiaries of the national youth empowernment programme in Kwara state.

Addressing newsmen in Ilorin , the state focal person of the programme, Hajiya Bashirah Abdulrazaq, said batch A beneficiaries of the programme were engaged for a period of 42 months and were paid a total sum of N7.4 billion.

Focal person of the Programme, Hajiya Bashirah Abdulrazaq

According to her, the batch B beneficiaries who spent about 24 months on the programme were paid a total sum of N5.7 billion.

Hajiya Abdulrazaq explained that Non -graduates received the sum of N10,000 every month and were engaged for a period of 24 months with a total sum of over N24 million.

She noted that the Kwara state government has replicated the youth empowernment programme in the state, codenamed K-Power, in order not to throw beneficiaries into the labour market after exiting N-Power.

Hajiya Abdulrazaq, said about 10,000 people benefitted from “trader moni” programme in the state with over N1.3 billion disbursed to them.

She maintained that those who disbursed the money do not have records of beneficiaries , making it difficult to track them for repayment.
ALI MUHAMMAD RABIU