The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development had announced the commencement of enrolment for a new batch of N-Power beneficiaries
Recall that according to a statement by the ministry, “the N-Power Programme has enrolled 500,000 beneficiaries thus far – 200,000 from Batch A which started in September 2016 and 300,000 from Batch B which kicked off in August 2018.
“The beneficiaries were supposed to spend not less than 24 months on the programme and were spread across the key industries targeted by the program – Agriculture, Health, Education, and Tax.
Breaking! @npower_ng Batch C to be launched today on @NSIP_NG Management System Platform NASIMS. #BatchC applicants should watch out for more information on their screening. @nairaland @NigerianYouthC2 @Npower_Reps
— Nneka Ikem (@nnekaikem1) March 11, 2021
The current beneficiaries from Batches A and B are scheduled to transit the programme by July 31, 2020, with plans already in place to transition them into entrepreneurship.”
N-power programme was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) with the mandate of lifting citizens out of poverty through capacity building, investment, and direct support.
The programme is targeted at unemployed Nigerians between the ages of 18-35 to “contribute in building a skilled Nigerian workforce”.
Unemployed Nigerians with a secondary school leaving certificates according to N-Power can apply for “N-Power Agro, N-Power Build, N-Power Creative and N-Power Tech,”
While only graduates are allowed to apply for N-Power Teach and N-Power Health.
N-Power has advised the general public not to pay anyone to apply on the N-Power portal.