The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that over 5.04 million people applied for the N- Power Batch C scheme.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development said this in a statement on Tuesday, while officially announcing the closure of the registration of Batch C of N-Power.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development officially closed registration of Batch C of N-Power on Sunday 9th of August, 2020. 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 staggering 5,042,001 Nigerian youths applied as at the end of the exercise.
In a statement in Abuja on Monday 10th of August, 2020, the Honorable Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq, 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.
The Honorable Minister further added 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 along 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.
Sadiya Umar Farouq added 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.