The Hon. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has announced that the Batch A and B, N-Power beneficiaries will exit the scheme June 30 and July 31 respectively.
In a statement issued to news men, the minister said the federal government has commenced the transitioning of the Batch A and B into government entrepreneurship schemes.
The statement from the office of the Minister reads:
“We have commenced the transitioning of beneficiaries from Batches A & B into government entrepreneurship schemes and engaging private sector bodies to absorb some of the beneficiaries after the completion of psychometric assessment to determine competency and placement into various opportunities.
“The Federal government is committed to the continuation and expansion and as such will now begin enrolment and onboarding of a new Batch of beneficiaries.
“In view of these, the Ministry has announced that Batch A will exit June 30, 2020 and Batch B will exit the programme on July 31, 2020.”
The Ministry will begin the enrolment for a new batch of N-Power beneficiaries effective July 26, 2020.
The online portal would be open to receive applications from noon on June 26, 2020 and will provide a level playing field for all applicants.
The N-Power is a Job Creation and Empowerment Initiative of the Social Investment Programme of the Federal government of Nigeria for citizens between the ages of 18 and 35.
The scheme was set up to help young Nigerians find something doing in the interim, due to the current high level of unemployment in the country.