The Itu Local Government education secretary has charged N-power beneficiaries posted to schools in the area to redouble efforts for maximum productivity.
Mr Dennis Okon gave the charge, Monday, at Mbak Itam, headquarters of the local government area during a familiarisation meeting with the beneficiaries.
The education secretary, who was flanked by the head, education services, Itu Local Education Authority (LEA), Mr. James Ndon, hailed the Federal Government for initiating the programme to help ameliorate the plights of young Nigerians and divert their attention from unhealthy ventures.
He noted that the exposure to the programme for the one year period would help the beneficiaries in their future engagements.
While describing the programme as a job-on-training and a stepping stone to other ventures, Okon maintained that the enrollees can use the platform to discover their potentialities.
The Itu education secretary frowned at majority of beneficiaries, who allegedly abandon their duties and urged them to be honest and put in their best in the programme.
The head, education services in Itu Local Education Authority, Ndon, called on the beneficiaries to use their knowledge to inject fresh ideas into the school system.
He intimated them that the programme is being monitored by independent supervisors, noting that the beneficiaries were to complement the teachers at the various schools across the country.
The N-power programme is one of the Federal Government Social Investment Programme meant to alleviate poverty as the beneficiaries are rewarded with N30,000 monthly stipends.
Meanwhile, N-power beneficiaries in Nigeria have lamented the inability by the Federal Government to pay them for three months.
One of them, Mr Victor Bassey, said the federal government has not paid them since January, 2022 which, according to him,has hindered their level of commitment.
Bassey appealed to the government to consider their plights and offset their entitlements to enable them put in their all.