N-Power Update: FG Confirms N-Power Batch C 500,000 Shortlisted Candidates, Sets Date For Next Shortlisting

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The Federal Government confirms shortlisting of 550,000 applicants, says have been selected for the final stage of the N-Power Batch C registration.The minister for humanitarian affairs, social development, and disaster management Sadiya Farouq made this known during an interview on Tuesday.

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The N-power programme was established by the administration of Muhammadu Buhari on June 8, 2016, to address the issues of youth unemployment and help increase social development and reduce poverty among the youths. In March, Farouq inaugurated the National Social Investment Management Systems (NASIMS) portal for Batch C applicants.

According to news gathered by Brainnewspaper, She had explained that the applicants were demanded to upload their personal details and, thereafter, take an online test via the NASIMS Portal to ensure that they’re qualified intellectually. Speaking at the press interview, the minister said the successful candidates are going to be reached via their email addresses,according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

“By the third week of May 2021, over 1.8 million Nigerians successfully updated their records and took the compulsory online test, Further screening was undertaken and a short-list of 550,000 applicants qualified for the final selection to engage 500,000 nationwide to serve as the first stream of the N-Power Batch C programme.

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“This is the Batch C 1. The second batch of another 500,000 will subsequently be made in line with Mr President’s directive to engage 1,000,000 beneficiaries under Batch C.

“The 550,000 short-listed applicants are being individually contacted via their e-mail addresses provided and are first advised to check and then immediately log-on to the NASIMS self-service portal and enrol their biometric data to qualify for final selection.”