N-Power: Plateau records success stories in job creation scheme

N-Power volunteers offering community
service in their birth place, alma mater and
others who embraced entrepreneurship and
became owners of integrated farms in different
parts in Plateau, have recorded success stories

Mr James Francis, a Chemistry graduate from
the University of Jos, is a volunteer in the
laboratory of the Primary Health Care Centre,
Bukuru, Jos South Local Government Area,
where he was born, and the management said
it was pleased with his services.

Mr Samuel Dapil, visually impaired at two, is a
toast of the Gindiri Material Centre for the
Handicapped (GMCH), in Mangu Local
Government Area where he teaches sciences
and mathematics to blind children as well as
brails the subjects.

At the Nomadic School, Mandarken, a remote
community in Bokkos Local Government Area
(LGA), three N-Power volunteers have
combined with the only three staff members of
the school to turn around the learning
fortunes of some 89 pupils.

Same for Edward Dabi, an N-Power volunteer
in Bokkos, who has spent half of his stipends
to open a mini integrated farm, cultivating 2.4
hectares of rice, sizable portion of potatoes
and maize farm and animal husbandry.
Another volunteer, Jethro Jacobs, an animal
scientist, opened a veterinary clinic at Mangu
with stipends he received as N-Teach volunteer
in the community.

The successes were captured when the N-
Power Monitoring and Evaluation Team, led by
the Senior Special Assistant to the President on
Job creation, Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede, visited
the volunteers’ places of assignment in the

At the PHC, Bukuru, Francis said he had
opened an education trust fund in his bank
where he was remitting N12,000 of his
monthly stipends, to pay for a post-graduate
programme in community health at the end of
the volunteer programme.

“I have been part of the programme for six
months now but I have been in this lab for the
past five months and I have been trained in a
lot of things here in the lab.

“My lab manager has actually given me a
department within the lab and I take care of
some special patients, documenting their test