Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the Acting President of Nigeria has added two weeks to the closing date of the 2017 N-Power youth initiative.
The application portal will close on July 27 as against the schedule to open the portal for one month, Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation, Afolabi Imoukhuede discloses.
The N-Power portal opened for the second batch on June 13 11:30pm.
The Federal Government, according to the statement, undertook the largest post-tertiary recruitment exercise in Africa when it engaged 200,000 young Nigerians in the N-Power Volunteer Corps Programme.
The 200,000 young Nigerians, in partnership with state governments, were deployed in public primary schools, primary healthcare centres and agriculture development project centres in all the local government areas in Nigeria.
This year, N-Power is recruiting an additional 300,000 to bring the total number to 500,000. The application process has seen well over 2.45 million applicants.
The Acting President, while extending the two-week grace period, assured Nigerians that the selection process for the second batch would match the first as it would be characterised by transparency.