Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Nigeria’s Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has given an update on the number of applications so far received on the N-Power portal.
Naija News recalls the recruitment portal for the incoming Batch C beneficiaries was opened by the federal government on Friday, June 26, 2020.
The government had previously disclosed that only 400,000 candidates will be taken from the pool of applicants as Batch C beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme.
Giving an update in a tweet from her verified Twitter handle on Sunday, 12th July, Hajia Farouq disclosed that the portal has received 4.48 million applications from Nigerians in just 16 days.
She wrote: “My team and I continue to interface with stakeholders to ensure a successful transition for the
@npower_ng. It has been 16 days since the portal opened and we have received 4.48 million applications to date.”
My team and I continue to interface with stakeholders to ensure a successful transition for the @npower_ng. It has been 16 days since the portal opened and we have received 4.48 million applications to date.
— Sadiya Umar Farouq (@Sadiya_farouq) July 12, 2020
Meanwhile, the government has noted that as part of efforts to reposition the scheme, the new batch of beneficiaries will not be staying up to two years in the scheme.
The duration will be unveiled later by the federal government.
The N-Power scheme is a social intervention scheme introduced in 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari, as a two-year programme for graduate and non-graduate Nigerians between the ages of 18-35.
The beneficiaries enjoy N30, 000 monthly stipend, and devices during the duration of their stay in the scheme in exchange for services offered including teaching, agric extension services, health, etc.