The federal government has flagged off the onboarding of 510 N-Power beneficiaries in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
Batch C is divided into 2 streams. Stream C1 comprises 510,000 beneficiaries while stream C2 has 490,000 beneficiaries.
Under the Batch C1, a total of 450,000 have been selected to benefit under the graduate component and 60,000 non-graduate beneficiaries.
While onboarding Stream 1 of N-Power Batch C on Monday at the NAF Conference Centre Abuja, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq congratulated the successful beneficiaries who made the final selection stage and charged them to make optimum use of the rare opportunity given to them.
Umar Farouq noted that changes have been made in the selection process of N-Power beneficiaries while pledging the ministry’s commitment to ensuring that the strategic objectives of all the National Social Investment Programmes are achieved.
“Some innovations have been introduced into the N-Power selection and payment processes such as the creation of the National Social Investment Management Systems (NASIMS), partnership with key MDAs including the NYSC, the UBEC, the NPHCDA, the NOA to mention but a few, with which the Ministry is leveraging to effectively implement its interventions.
“To ensure that the challenges of communication are addressed, regarding limitation of information flow and internet access across the country, the Ministry has provided access to information via a USSD code.
The USSD short code *45665# will provide the required connectivity and technical support for the provision of information services to our beneficiaries”.
The N-Power programme which specializes in Agriculture, Health, Teaching, ICT, Entrepreneurship and Building, deploys an online application and selection strategy to ensure fairness, transparency and credibility in the recruitment process.