The Federal Government on Thursday announced it has begun the selection process for applicants who indicated interest to be employed under the N-Power Batch C.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Farouq had last year announced that over five million applications were received.

 

The online application process, which began on Friday, June 26, 2020, closed at midnight on August 8th, 2020.

 

As part of measures to however make the selection process seamless and transparent, the minister has launched a portal, National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS) for ease of coordination, deployment and management.

 

She noted all applicants have been migrated onto the NASIMS platform, adding they would be required to undergo a mandatory online test as part of the selection process.

 

According to her, the Batch C programme will run for 12 months adding that each beneficiary will be paid a monthly stipend of N30,000.

 

The Minister also attributed the delay in the entire process to the outbreak of COVID-19.

 

Speaking on why the portal was created, the minister said: “Based on the implementation experiences since 2016, and the impact of the Covid-19, these Social Intervention Programmes are undergoing a series of strategic realignment and restructuring with the view to optimise their operations, maximise their impacts and drive efficient coordination and management aimed to deliver even more socio-economic benefits to the poor and vulnerable.”

 

On the number of people that will be recruited, she said: “We have reached another milestone in the process of recruiting and onboarding of the Batch C N-Power beneficiaries beginning with 500,000 beneficiaries. The N-Power Batch C as launched today is structured to onboard one million new beneficiaries, beginning with an initial 500,000 beneficiaries in the first stream, and a subsequent 500,000 in a second stream, all aligned to the National policy drive of lifting 100 million people out of abject poverty in 10 years.

 

“To ensure transparency, institutional memory and dynamic impact assessment of the N-Power duster, it will now be administered through the National Social Investment & Information Management System (NASIMS) designed to optimise and complement the structural reforms of Social Investment Programs and other activities of the Ministry with the systemic use of ICT tools for coordination, administration, monitoring, and stakeholder management across the entire process and value chain of all social investment programmes under the purview of the Ministry.

 

“By commencing the administration of the N-Power Batch C through the National Social Investment & Information Management System (NASIMS), beneficiaries will be able to receive their stipends in a timely and efficient manner, have access to a wide range of industry-specific contents for optimised learning experience leveraging the enterprise learning management module of the NASIMS.”

 

She expressed optimism that the new platform will address issues and concerns witnessed in the past.

 

Highlighting some of the things expected of the applicants, she said: “As we launch the N-Power Batch C today, all N-Power Batch C applicants are required to log into the N-Power Self Service portal on www.nasims.gov.ng and update their records, following which they may proceed to take the mandatory online test in order to progress to the next level of selection. Further information on how to log into the portal will be sent via sms and email to Batch C applicants.

 

“It is worth noting that the selection process for the N-Power program is predicated on merit and equitable representation across all strata of the country. consequently, the processes and criteria for selection will ensure equitable regional as well as gender representation.

 

Furthermore, special considerations for the inclusion of persons living with disabilities have been taken into account by the Ministry.

 

“In light of the safety concerns due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry has taken concrete steps to ensure the recruitment and onboarding of N-Power beneficiaries in full compliance with the relevant public safety protocols and guidelines. Consequently, a greater percentage of the onboarding process will be carried out online and in a decentralized manner via the utilization of the NASIMS framework.”

 

The National Social Investment Program of Nigeria is a social welfare initiative created by the Federal government of Nigeria in 2015 under the direction of the National Social Investment Office.

 

The Program was created to ensure a more equitable distribution of resources to vulnerable populations, including children, youth, and women. Under President Muhammadu Buhari the office has created four programs to address poverty and help increase economic development.

 

 

The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Sadiya Farouq stated that the N-Power started as an intervention for job creation. She says Batch C is a continuation of the ongoing strategy and an extension of the Buhari administration’s commitment to job creation and youth development.

 

The Ministry has taken stringent steps to ensure that the registration and verification as well as the onboarding process will be carried out online and on a centralised system.

 

Beneficiaries can now log into http://nasims.gov.ng to take their test and subsequently carry out the process.

 

For N-Power applicants, please make sure your records are fully updated on the NASIMS portal

 

[email protected] is the dedicated email address for complaints and enquiries.

 

For first time user, recover your password using the underlisted procedures:

  1. Click on login
  2. Use the “Forgot Password” Option
  3. Enter your N-POWER application email
  4. Click on “Send Link”
  5. Check your mail and follow the instructions to reset your password.

After successful reset of password, please login to update your records.

NASIMS TEST PORTAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR NPOWER BATCH C

 

  • Please make sure your records are fully updated on the NASIMS portal before taking this test.

 

  • For first time login, recover your password using the underlisted procedures:
  • Click on login
  • Use the Forgot Password Option
  • Enter your N-POWER application email
  • Click on “Send Link”
  • Check your mail and follow the instructions to reset your password.
  • After successful reset of password, please login to update your records before taking test.

 

Take Note:

This test is time base and you are expected to answer 20 questions in 10 mins.

 

  • Test cannot be retaken after submission
  • You cannot skip any question
    Every question is allotted equal score
  • If you are timed out after the third attempt without submitting, you will not be able to take the test again.

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For other enquiry or query, please call 018885011 or 08176551162 or send a message to [email protected]


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