The federal government has announced a plan to enroll Niger newspaper sellers in the N-Power program.
The Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, made this revelation over the weekend, when members of the branch of the association’s Federal Secretariat, led by its president, Desmond Obiagwu, paid him a courtesy visit.
NAN reports that Ngige praised sellers for being good citizens by choosing to earn a decent living by selling newspapers, rather than participating in criminal activities.
He expressed the government’s desire to encourage them in their efforts, indicating that the government will enroll some of its members in the N-Power program, a platform where Nigerians can access development skills acquisition.
According to him, the sellers are also helping the government in their work.
“Your association has helped the labour ministry because newspaper marketing is part of information dissemination.
“Through your activity, we get information on brewing labour unrest, and try to nip them in the bud through conciliatory meetings.”