N-Power: Nigerian government announces new date for reopening of portal
The Nigerian government has announced that the N-Power portal will now be reopened for registration on June 13, 2017 as against June 17.
This announcement was made through the twitter handle of the scheme.
The N-Power Volunteer Corps is part of the Federal government’s Social Investment Programmes, under which it plans to hire 350,000 unemployed graduates.
The portal which first went live on June 11, 2016 recorded over 400,000 successful registrations with over 35 million hits in just 36 hours.
Meanwhile, Minister of State, Budget and Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has stated that the federal government will ensure the programme accommodates more beneficiaries this year.
She added that the government’s National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP), has empowered over 1.6 million Nigerians so far.
“For example, in N-Power Scheme that 200,000 beneficiaries have been employed, we are supposed to increase it to 500,000 beneficiaries in 2017.
“There is opportunity in the N-Power Programme for employment. There is opportunity in the GEEP for you to get finances to be able to start businesses. Please, this is real, it is working, join the process and be a beneficiary,” the Minister said.