Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has assured the N-Power teach volunteers in the State that they will be absorbed into the civil service at the end of their service.
He gave the assurance while addressing the volunteers in Lokoja during an interactive session with partners and the federal government’s monitoring and evaluation team.
His words: “You will be ready materials to be engaged by the state,’’ he said, adding that the state executive council had decided to engage qualified hands to help in the education sector.
“Do it with passion because it is service to humanity,’’ he said, adding that in spite of the stipends the scheme was an opportunity to develop themselves, the society and give hope and future to the young ones.
Bello also said that the volunteers had demonstrated the spirit of patriotism and loyalty to the nation by joining in the programme.
“We have been giving our support to ensure that the programme is a success in Kogi state.
“This is a promise kept by Mr President and this is a promise kept by our great party, APC, and this is a promise kept by this new direction administration,’’ he said.
The Presidential aide on Job creation, Afolabi Imoukhuede, requested that the state did effective monitoring of the volunteers to derive maximum benefits from the scheme.