The Federal Government’s youth employment scheme N-Power, has seen over 1.1million graduates apply in just one week.
The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Job Creation, Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede, dropped the hint in Asaba during an interaction with beneficiaries of the scheme in Delta.
He warned those who perpetually absented from work or were irregular in attendance, that they would be demobilised and replaced with applicants resident in the state.
Imoukhede said that in 2016, at least 751,000 applicants qualified for engagement, including 300,000 for non-graduate scheme. But 300,000 graduates were recruited nationwide.
He explained that the non-advertisement of the non-graduate recruitment programme in 2017, was to enable those who applied for it last year to be selected.
“It is for fairness that we did not open applications for non-graduates so that those whose applications were collected could be screened and placed.
“The N-Power non-graduate scheme will be mobilized in batches from July,” he said.
N-Power aspires to provide a platform where most Nigerians can access skills acquisition and development. At this time however, the initial modular programmes in N-Power are designed for Nigerian citizens between the ages of 18 and 35. You will need to meet the minimum requirements (if any) for your respective programme. Generally, selection is based:
→ On your expression of a genuine interest in whichever area you decide;
→ Passing the relevant tests;
→ Your willingness to push yourself beyond your comfort zone; and
→ Ability to show a flair to develop all the skills you need to be the best you can be.
While there are fixed requirements along the way, we will be relying on you to take ownership of the process and take the lead in shaping your route, by making the most of the training that you will receive.
For the purposes of N-Power, Graduate means any post-tertiary qualification including an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) or Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) or as may be specified by the programme.