The 2017/2018 N-Power Application portal will now close on Thursday, July 27th, 2017. Today, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo extended the 2017 N-Power application by 2 weeks.
The application portal is still open to ALL categories except N-Power TAX.
Today, we N-Power the pleasure of receiving Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the N-Power Situation Room.
In 2016 the Federal Government undertook the largest post-tertiary recruitment exercise in Africa when it engaged 200,000 young Nigerians in the N-Power Volunteer Corps Programme.
In partnership with State Government, these 200,000 young Nigerians were deployed to public primary schools, primary healthcare centres and agriculture development project centres in all the Local Government Areas in Nigeria. The Federal Government strategy uses the large volunteer workforce to address some of the perennial problems that best the nation – unmanned classrooms due to low teacher to pupil ratio in public primary schools, high rate of preventable diseases, lack of science and knowledge to bolster agriculture production.
This year, N-Power is recruiting an additional 300,000 to bring the total number to 500,000. The application process has been well over 2.45 million applicants. The Acting President, while extending the two week grace period assured that the selection process for the second batch will match the first as it will be characterized by transparency. The hallmark of the N-Power process, as indeed all other National Social Investments Programmes, has been run to be devoid of manipulation and undue influence to reach the common Nigerians who really need help.
Prof. Osinbanjo also activated the delivery process for the N-Power Devices for 2016 N-Power beneficaries. The administration is using technology to derive the capacity building and skills development needs for the N-Power. Effective large scale training for 500,000 young Nigerians would have been impossible without technology with the devices, the Federal Government is providing training on three (3) fronts. These are first to build capacity to undertake primary assignment, secondly to build capacity to make young people employable and thirdly to build capacity around skills to prepare them for more economic endeavors.
Also working with the Bank of Industry, the Federal Government has been able to stimulate demand for tablets and content produced by Nigerian Companies.