Over 4.48 million Nigerians have so far applied on the online portal for the recruitment of the third batch of N-Power.
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development began the enrollment process on June 26, 2020.
N-Power is the empowerment initiative of the President Muhammadu Buhari led adminsitration targeted at youths between the ages of 18 and 35 years. About 500,000 youths are already absorbed into the programme in the first and second phase, even as the the government is currently absording new intakes to benefit from the initiative.
And 16 days after the portal was opened for application, the ministry has said over four million applications have been received.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, provided the update via her Twitter page on Sunday night.
“My team and I continue to interface with stakeholders to ensure a successful transition for the @npower_ng.
“It has been 16 days since the portal opened, and we have received 4.48 million applications to date,” Farouq wrote.
Only 400,000 applicants will be absorbed into the third batch of the N-Power National Social Investment Scheme (NSIP) at the end of the recruitment exercise.