Nigeria youths who have applied for for the 400, 000 N-Power jobs in Nigeria have exceeded over five million.
With the deadline for the current Batch C online application extended to August 8, 2020, the figure is expected to hit all times high, according to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq who stated this on Monday in a series of tweets.
The minister said, “One month after the portal opened for Batch C applications we are happy to announce that we have received over 5 million applications underlining enthusiasm for the programme.
“In a bid to extend the opportunity to all Nigerians and ensure it is truly inclusive
“The portal will close at midnight on August 8, 2020.”
The N-Power programme was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016. Thousands of beneficiaries are spread across key industries targeted by the programme including Agriculture, Health, Education, and Tax.
The Ministry had in June 2020, announced the disengagement of both batches A and B volunteers”, according to her.