National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) has disbursed ₦13.3 billion to 15,246 beneficiaries of the National Youth Empowerment 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 ₦7.4 billion.
According to her, Batch B beneficiaries who spent about 24 months on the programme were paid a total sum of ₦5.7 billion.
Hajiya Bashirah explained that non-graduates received the sum of ₦10,000 every month and were engaged for a period of 24 months with a sum of over ₦24 million.
She noted that the Kwara State Government has replicated the youth empowerment programme in the state, codenamed K-Power, in order to control the influx into the labour market after exiting N-Power.
Hajiya Abdulrazaq, said about 10,000 people benefitted from the “Trader Moni” programme in the state with over ₦1.3 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.