Nigeria: Over 5 Million Apply for N-Power Batch C Scheme

12 August 2020

The ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has said that over five million applicants applied for the Batch C N-Power programme that closed on Sunday 9th of August, 2020.

The minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq disclosed this through the SA of Strategic Communication, Halima Oyelade. She said 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 applied as at the end of the exercise.

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. She said that the ministry would ensure that the applicants, as well as the general public, are kept fully informed on the progress of the scheme.

She added that the N-Power programme is aimed at providing 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 would be prioritized during the selection.

More From: Leadership

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.