Group Registers 360 NPower Applicants In Gombe
A group known as Gombe Renaissance Initiative (GRI) has successfully provided free registration to a total of 360 nPower applicants in Gombe State, the President of the association, Mr. Salisu Abubakar told newsmen in Gombe.
The nPower program is an initiative of the federal government meant at empowering the teeming unemployed youth across the country. But Gombe State, according to GRI, recorded a very low participation from its indigenes during the last registration.
The President of the association, Mr. Salisu Abubakar, while interacting with the press in Gombe, confirmed that “nPower is an avenue for our unemployed youth to earn a living, bearing in mind the harsh economic situation in Nigeria.
However, we noticed that Gombe recorded a very low application so we decided to act by first, sponsoring an advert on the media in Gombe to alert our youth of our free of charge registration centers across the three senatorial districts in Gombe.”
Confirming the total number of people GRI was able to record, Mr. Salisu said that “We provided five centers and luckily for us, the turn out was absolutely amazing. In our head office alone in Gombe, we successfully registered a total of 232 applicants while in other centers, the number was 128 applicants. If not for the altruistic intervention of GRI, these young applicants could have had no chance.”
Until this development, GRI had provided help to the less privileged in Gombe State. “We have always reiterated that GRI is a conglomeration of the many great indigenes of Gombe State with the sole aim of giving back to the society what it has given to us, we are strictly non-governmental and non-partisan”, Mr. Salisu added.
He concluded that GRI was born out of sheer concern towards the people, and will continue to provide meaningful intervention to help those in need of one help or the other in Gombe State whenever the need arises.