N-power Non-graduates Vocational Training Centres Now in 19 States-Imoukhuede | Successful Applicants to be contacted by September


Six zonal vocational training centres have been announced by the Presidential aid on Job Creation, Mr. Afolabi Imouhkuede, for the 2016 N-power applicants in the Non-graduate programme of the job scheme.

He said that with the committee the N-Power team had actually gone around the country and picked again three states in each geopolitical zone plus Lagos and Abuja.

He made the announcement Tuesday in Abuja.

The Six Geo-political zones Vocational traning centre are as follows:
  1. South South: Edo 
  2. South East: Umuahia 
  3. South West: Lagos 
  4. North East: Yola 
  5. North West: Kaduna 
  6. North Central: Abuja

N-power 2016 Non-Graduate Deployment

Mr. Afolabi also said that no fewer than 50,000 non-graduate applicants in the N-Power volunteer programme would be deployed in late September and trained in October.
He said that the deployment was delayed to enable the job creation team to provide all needed training materials for the volunteers.

He explained that the volunteers would be deployed to begin three-month vocational training in seven disciplines followed by a nine-month apprenticeship in related industries before venturing into self-employment.

The presidential aid said that September deployment was because officials had mapped the volunteers who applied in 2016 to go to the various centres for physical verification to ensure that those in existing N-Power scheme were removed.

He said, “Contracts were awarded as at end of June and as I speak now literally all contractors have delivered to the six zonal warehouses that we then appointed.

“So we have a warehouse for South South in Edo which is a gateway into South South, for South East we have a warehouse in Umuahia, for South West we have Lagos.

“For North East, we have Yola, for North West we have in Kaduna and for North Central, we have a warehouse in Abuja.

“These are zonal warehouses that have received tools for all the vocational trades from automobile to carpentry and all the seven disciplines.

“In addition to that the training consumables that the centres would also use to bring the volunteers to the level of industry competence were also procured and distributed in all the six zonal warehouses,’’ said the aide.

He said that the reason it was done was that one could really begin to measure standards.

“So, there will be no case of the training being given out in Yobe different from the one in Kaduna or in Umuahia and also no question of some centres having consumables and others claiming they were not supplied,’’ he explained.

The presidential aide said that a centre assessment committee, with the Labour Minister as Chair and him as alternate chair, was set up early in the year to visit the zones.

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Accordingly, he said, that the training centres were now in 19 states and FCT, adding that all the centres are recommended for training and retreats across the country.

“What we are doing from here is to map the volunteers to these centres because we did take applications for the non-graduates last year.

“In 2016, we had 315,000 graduates and 301,000 non-graduate applications.
“Out of the 301,000 applications 124,000 of them were for the vocational trades in the seven disciplines,’’ Imoukhuede said.



  1. It Very Important to permanent N-power because of level of education is worst in this country and without not permanent N-power there is no any solution for instance those since 10years ago are they find solution with education?.And Is Very Important to permanent us...

  2. Thanks Mr. Ololade,

    Everyone hopes the government has been following the trend too. But FG has clearly stated that each volunteer should begin to think of what they could do before and after the programme.

    Thanks for your comment.


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