Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose on Tuesday promised a reward of N1 million and full employment for the best participant in the N-Power Programme of the Federal Government.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the governor, who called on the FG to fully tackle unemployment headlong, saying the N-Power Programme was only a palliative.
According to the statement, he made the promises in Ado-Ekiti during an interactive session with the participants from the state at the Government House, Ado-Ekiti.
Fayose was quoted in the statement as saying that the state government would fully play its role in ensuring the success of the programme.
No fewer than 3400 people are taking part in the programme in the state.
Participants are to take part in teaching, health, community and agriculture activities for the next two years and would be paid a monthly stipend of N30,000 each.
He said, “This is only a palliative as it will last for only two years and I am strongly appealing to the Federal Government to take the issue of job creation serious. When somebody partakes in this programme and is sent back to the labour market after two years, that is going back to where he or she started, the labour market.
“As for us, we will do our duty to distribute participants to where they would work and monitor them as well as ensuring that we do a proper data capturing of the participants.
One of the participants, Oke Motunrayoo Alaba, commended the governor for his support for the programme.
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