As the Federal Government once again opened the portal to absorb additional 400,000 unemployed youths, both graduates and non-graduates, in its N-Power initiative, there are rules applicants as well as beneficuaries must adhered to.
Here are key warnings, rules and guidlines for beneficiaries:
● The incoming Batch C beneficiaries, who are to apply through N-Power website www.npower.fmhds.gov.ng, must no be more than 35 years old and not less than 18.
● Applicants must be unemployed who has no source of income at all and be a Nigerian.
● Applicants must have valid ID card (International Passport, National ID, Permanent Voters Card or Valid Drivers’ Licence) and get active BVN (Bank verification Number). During application, appicsnt will receive confirmation email.
● N-Power programme has a time frame and beneficiaries will be exited. N-Power Teach and N-Power Health would be engaged for one year; N-Agro, N-Power Build, Tech and Creative Corps all last for 6 months.
● The N-Power Tech and N-Power Health sub-programmes are however open to only graduates
(In addition, please note that for N-Power Health, selection preference will be given to holders of Bachelor’s Degree, HND, OND in health science such as Medicine, Microbiology, Nursing, Public Health, Botany, Midwifery, Psychology or other allied disciplined in the science.
● Applying for a programmed does not guarantee your selection
● Batch A and B, who are already enrolled in the programme MUST not apply during the present recruitment or they will be banned from benefitting from plans N-Power has for them. The scheme warned that those already enrolled and re–enrolled would not only be disqualified for the Batch C but stand the chance of losing out of entrepreneurship benefits they would be exited into.
Already, about 500,000 youths have been enrolled in the Batches A and B of the Federal Government empowerment programme, N-Power. And plans are under way to exit them to entrepreneurship programmes, FELLOW PRESS reports.
The initiative kickstarted in late 2016 as part of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led National Social Investment Programme (NSIP).