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Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Social Development has announced August 8, 2020 as the official closing date for the batch registration.
She stated this on her verified Twitter page while reacting to the latest protest by some beneficiaries of batch A and B in Abuja last week.
“In a bid to extend the opportunity to all Nigerians and ensure it is truly inclusive. The portal will close at midnight on August 8th, 2020.”
Recall that The N-Power Batch C application opened for interested fresh batch of Nigerians on Friday, June 26, 2020.
The minister who had been criticised by some beneficiaries in prompt payment of stipend tweeted, “I received news of a protest at the National Assembly by N-Power Batch A and B beneficiaries who presented a list of demands which we are reviewing and will address as practically possible.
“Let me reiterate that the exiting of Batch A and B is not punitive but as a means of providing an opportunity for their brothers and sisters to also access the programme. Batch A and B beneficiaries remain our pride and worthy ambassadors.”
5million Nigerians Applied for N-Power Job within 30 Days
NPower which is one of the programmes of the APC-led government of President Muhammadu Buhari started in 2016 to temporarily engage unemployed youths for a period of two-year.
Another batch was recruited in 2017, 300, 000 people were onboarded, they were disengaged to allow another batch, according to the minister.
Since Batch C opened, over five million applications had been received. Only 400, 000 will be employed.
She said, “One month after the portal opened for Batch C applications we are happy to announce that we have received over 5m applications underlining enthusiasm for the programme.”