The N-Power, which is a Learn/Work/Entrepreneurship Programme of the FG’s National Social Investment Programme for unemployed Young Graduates between the ages of 18 – 35 has asked the beneficiaries to stop trying to sell off their devices.
Those who enrol for the programme are usually given one free tablet.
The tablets to choose from include; Brian N-Power iPad 1, Floss Signature Tablet, Zinox Zpad Tablet, Samsung Tab E, Afrione 2in1 and RLG Tablet.
If the beneficiaries choose another device different from the ones listed above, there will be a little deduction from the monthly stipend given to each beneficiary.
According to N-Power, the N-Power Devices currently being distributed to the N-Power volunteers were secured through an Asset Finance arrangement for 20 months with the Bank of Industry (BOI) by the Federal Government National Social Investment Programme.
As such, the devices are to aid the continual learning and development of the volunteers which seeks to enhance their employability for the Labour market when they exit the Programme after 24 months.
These devices are also Work Tools, as it would aid the discharge of their community functions in their primary places of assignment, ranging from Public schools, Primary Health Centres, to the Agriculture Development Farm Settlements.”
In addition, the devices contain global knowledge content contributed by some of the N-Power Global partners such as Cisco, Google, Microsoft etc on ICT, Leadership & Entrepreneurship, for their continuous development.
To this end, volunteers are warned that if they dispose their devices, don’t utilize the learning content on these devices, or are found absent at their places of assignment, means have been devised to gather such information and data.
Once caught, the volunteer will not ONLY be dismissed from the Programme (without any appeal), they would be also be blacklisted from other Federal Government Social Investment Programmes and a Lien would also be placed on the Bank accounts of those affected for the full refund of the asset cost to the Bank of Industry.