Forty-eight hours after the registration portal for the third batch of the Federal Government’s youth empowerment programme, N-Power, opened, more than 1 million applications have so far been received.
Deputy Director, Information, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Rhoda Iliya, stated this in a statement on Sunday.
The statement reads, “In line 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 programme 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 programme. The ministry will continue to collaborate with its technical partners to provide timely support to all applicants.”
The ministry commenced the enrolment process of the third batch of the N-Power beneficiaries on June 26.
The Federal Government had disclosed that 400,000 applicants would be absorbed into the third batch of the scheme.