…N-Power is devised as one of the platforms to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has announced that a total of 5,042,001 Nigerian youths applied for the Batch C of N-Power programme.
It gave the information on its Twitter handle on Tuesday while adding that the registration exercise closed on 9th August, 2020.
Meanwhile, Special Assistant on Strategic Communication, Halima Oyelade, had earlier announced on June 26, 2020 that the ministry would enroll 400,000 in its N-Power Batch C programme.
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The registration which was originally slated to conclude on July 26, 2020 but was stretched by two weeks, as the Minister Sadiya Umar-Farouq reassured Nigerians that only qualified applicants would be enrolled in the programme.
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In her address, she reiterated that the N-Power programme was designed to offer opportunities for Nigerian youths to acquire skills for employability and entrepreneurship.
She also stated that uttermost consideration would be given to women and persons with disabilities during the selection, as she the scheme would contribute to the regaining initiatives of the country in post-COVID-19 period.
The idea of the ministry is to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next ten years and Umar-Farouq restated that N-Power is one of the platforms to achieve that.