The federal government’s N-Power scheme has released new information for applicants. According to the information on their official twitter page, “Applicants who applied for N-Agro will now commence their assessment tests, Monday, 10th July, 2017.”
It was also revealed that applicants for N-Power Tax and N-Power Health will continue with their assessment test. Meanwhile, Daniel Joshua, a Taraba state-born 31-year-old, former N-Power graduate employee says his sound Christian moral upbringing compelled him to refund the N60,000 paid into his account, after he quit the scheme in April.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday July 1, tweeted and praised Joshua’s rare display of integrity, which he said was worthy of emulation by Nigerian youths. Joshua now works for the Central Bank of Nigeria in Benin. He is from Lissem in Ussa local government area of Taraba state.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday: “My Christian moral upbringing helped me to do the right thing.
“My pastor once told me that whatever weakens the conscience weakens the authority. And because I have always tried to avoid anything that will weaken my conscience, taking the decision to refund the money was not a problem.
“Although I didn’t have any money in my account at the time, the orientation from my bosses in my new employment about transparency, integrity and accountability also helped me quickly decide on the right path to take in the matter,’’ he said.
Joshua, who married in 2015 and now has a child, said some family members and friends tried to persuade him to keep the money.