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Buhari Govt Breaks Silence On Hacking of N-Power Portal

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The Muhammadu Buhari-led government has dismissed rumors that the NPower portal had been hacked and applicants’ details were compromised.

Naija News reports that Social media was awash on Sunday with reports that the Npower site had been hacked and applicants’ details were no longer safe.

But the scheme in a post on Twitter swiftly debunked such reports, assuring applicants that its site was very safe and has not been hacked.

Reacting further in a statement on Sunday night, the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, through its Deputy Director Information, Rhoda Iliya, said the NPower portal was secure.

“The Ministry will like to assure Nigerians that the N-Power portal is secured and no data has been compromised,” it said.

The Ministry also urged Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35 with or without formal education to apply for a slot in the new programme.

The statement read in part: “Inline with the ongoing N-POWER Batch C online application which commenced Friday, June 26, 2020, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development, hereby announces that over 1,000,000 applications have been received from across the Federation in less than 48 hours after the Honourable Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq declared open the new N-Power Portal on the Ministry’s website.

“The Ministry wishes to reiterate that all young Nigerians between the ages of 18-35 with or without formal education can apply for a slot in the new program which would be very focused on agriculture.

“The number of applications so far received is an indication of the number of our youths who need jobs and the confidence in the program.

“The Ministry will continue to collaborate with its technical partners to provide timely support to all applicants.

“The selection process would be fair and transparent and the public would also be carried along at every stage.”



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.

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