The Federal Government said it has received over 3 million applications from prospective N-power enrollees, in seven days across the country.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, in a statement, also announced the transitioning of Independent Monitors recruited to monitor Batch A and B of the scheme as well as other National Social Investment Programmes.
She said: “Enrolments of beneficiaries for N-power Batch C commenced on Friday June 26th 2020 and has received over 3 Million applications since the portal opened.
“The application process will be concluded as soon as possible to provide additional Nigerian youths access to the programme.”
Farouq thanked the Independent Monitors “for their service in monitoring the activities and programmes of the National Social Investment Programmes. As we commence the transition of Batch A and B N-Power beneficiaries, the ministry will conclude activities of the Independent Monitors enrolled with those two batches by 31st July 2020.
“The Federal Government appreciates their support during the period of engagement and looks forward to on-boarding a new set of monitors with the roll-out of the Integrated National Social Investment Programme, set to kick off when the new N-Power Batch C beneficiaries come onboard.”
National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 with the mandate of lifting citizens out of poverty through a number of Social Interventions which include N-Power, National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP), Conditional Cash Transfer Programme (CCT), and the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP). -