Buhari directed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to raise N-Power beneficiaries from 500, 000 to 1,000,000.
Revealing this on Monday, Sadiya Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, said the order was part of the commitment made by Buhari to lift 100 million Nigerians from poverty in the next 10 years.
She said Buhari also directed an increase in the number of beneficiaries of the Home-Grown School Feeding by 5,000,000.
The Minister disclosed this at a ministerial press briefing to give account of her ministry in the last one year in Abuja.
She said: “In a bid to realise Mr. President’s commitment to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years, the ministry places significant emphasis on youth empowerment by strategically ascertaining youth engagement as a foundational objective in implementing the following strategies: double the scope of the National Social Investment Programmes.
“Mr. President has graciously approved the expansion of all NSIP programmes, such as increase of NPower beneficiaries from 500,000 to 1,000,000, increase GEEP beneficiaries by 1,000,000 and increase of beneficiaries of Home-Grown School Feeding by 5,000,000.”