The statistic shows over one million applicants in Nigeria apply through the N-Power enrollees online portal release by the federal government barely 48 hours it was officially opened for the recruitment of the third batch C.
Although, the N-Power National Social Investment Scheme (NSIP) slots are only met for 400,000 applicants would be absorbed into the third batch.
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development commenced the enrolment process of the third batch of the N-Power beneficiaries on June 26.
The ministry explained the enrolment will provide opportunities for more Nigerian youths to access the program in furtherance of President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
An update on the enrollment exercise is contained in a statement in Abuja on Sunday night by the Deputy Director Information of the Ministry, Rhoda Iliya.
It 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 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 Ministry promised that the selection process would be fair and transparent, adding that the public would be carried along at every stage.
It also assured Nigerians the N-Power portal is secured and no data has been compromised.
Meanwhile, the federal government said, that the portal is officially open for all Nigerians who meet the application criteria.