The post says the information comes from an “official source from the presidency”, and that Buhari will make the announcement during his Democracy Day broadcast.
The post gives detailed instructions on how the volunteers should sign up to the federal government’s payroll from 1 July.
N-Power, one of the Nigerian government’s social investment programmes, aims to help people aged 18 to 35 develop skills in vocational training and apprenticeships. The volunteers, both graduates and non-graduates, are deployed in sectors such as agriculture, education and healthcare across the country.
But will they now join the civil service? We checked.
‘Disregard the message’
The ministry of humanitarian affairs, which oversees the social investment programme, including N-Power, described the claim as “fake news” in a statement posted on Facebook on 6 June.
“The Ministry is hereby calling on the public to disregard the message,” it said. – Allwell Okpi
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