The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development has said that over five millions applicants have registered for the Batch C N-Power that has closed on Sunday 9th of August, 2020.
The Honorable Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq disclosed this through the SA Strategic Communication, Halima Oyelade that the registration which commenced on the 26th of June 2020 was initially scheduled to end on the 26th of July but the Ministry extended the date by two weeks to avail those that were unable to do so to apply. A total of 5,042,001 Nigerian youths have applied as at the end of the exercise.
Farouq said she wishes to officially inform the general public that registration of Batch C of N-Power has closed on Sunday 9th of August, 2020 and re-assured Nigerians that due diligence will be applied during the next stages of the selection to ensure that only duly qualified applicants are enrolled. The Ministry will ensure that the applicants, as well as the general public, are kept fully informed on the progress of the scheme.
Adding that the N-Power program is aimed to provide the Nigerian youths with opportunities to gain skills for employability and entrepreneurship which will also go a long way in assisting the country towards the post Covid-19 economic recovery.
She added that women and persons with disability will be prioritized during the selection.
She said that her Ministry remains committed to the vision of President Muhammadu Buhari to lift 100 Hundred million Nigerians out of Poverty in the next l0 years and identified the N-power as one of the platforms that can assist in the realization of that vision.
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