In a lot of ways, 2016 has been a very stressful year. Hopefully, it hasn’t been as stressful for you as it has been for our dear nation, Nigeria.
Still, there is a lot to be thankful for. And so, in our special version of ’12 days of Christmas’, we’ll remind you – with the Good News only – of the reasons why things have not all been bad so far.
Without further ado:
2016 sent to us:
The Federal Government’s N-powerment program
President Buhari’s 2015 rested on a lot of hefty promises of “Change”; principal among which was the promise to create millions of jobs for the country’s millions of unemployed youth.
By the 12th of June when Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity) in the Office of the Vice President announced the beginning of the collection of applications through its internet portal for the programme, Nigerians had all but lost hope in many of those campaign promises.
It took a lot longer than many had hoped it would for the programme to actually bear any real results but it did in November and it has been one of the highlights of the year.
The first batch of the programme has kicked off and at least 400,000 youth have been selected for this batch -some working in education and others in the health and agricultural sectors.