All Progressives Congress (APC) N-power Programmes and Unemployed Nigerians in Nigeria

Ogbette, Afamefuna Samuel, Bernard-Oyoyo Chimere, Okoh, Joel Ogechukwu


This study examined the N-Power programmes and Unemployed Nigerians under the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government. The year 2016, was the actual year the programme started in Nigeria to make an impact on the lives of unemployed ones. The N-Power programmes are into three parts: N-Power Volunteer Corps (N-teach), N-Power Knowledge and N-Power Build. From our study, the programme has immensely gotten some numbers of unemployed Nigerians more engaged, more productive and more resourceful on duty. Looking at the Nigerian bureau of statistics 2018 data showed a 23.1% increase in unemployment for the third quarter of 2018 which brought the whole figure of the unemployed in the country to over 21 million Nigerians. In addressing this problem, the federal government in their own wisdom initiated N-Power as one of the social intervention programmes in the country. In addition to that, we suggest to the federal government to ensure that curriculum in schools are restructured in a way that two years are used in entrepreneurial studies in a four years duration course in the university and by so doing students shall not have the mindset of looking for job after school but rather having the mindset of creating jobs for themselves and others. And the federal government need to ensure that students are taught how to solve ‘’social problems’’ not just to pass exams and come out with good grades! The very rich ones in the world are so rich because of knowledge economy and innovations.

Keywords: N-Power, programme, Unemployed, and Nigerians

DOI: 10.7176/JRDM/54-08

Publication date: April 30th 2019

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