The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development will be enrolling a new batch of N-Power beneficiaries effective July 26, 2020.
The commencement of the Batch C enrolment is sequel to far reaching consultations and a review of the submissions on the reform and realignment of the programme for greater efficiency.
Batch C is also being enrolled to provide opportunities for more Nigerian youths to access the programme, in furtherance of the President’s vision of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by creating opportunities that will enhance the productivity of the Nigerian youths for entrepreneurship.
Applications will be conducted using a hybrid system of enrolment to ensure that all Nigerians are given an opportunity to participate.
As a Ministry that caters for the vulnerable, we will also make special considerations for Persons living with disabilities.
The Ministry has announced that Batch A will exit June 30, 2020 and Batch B will exit the programme on July 31, 2020 with plans already in place to transition them into entrepreneurship.
The online portal would be open to receive applications from noon on June 26, 2020 and will provide a level playing field for all applicants.
All applicants must supply their Bank Verification Number in their application. This is to ensure a streamlined and transparent selection process.
Past beneficiaries are not eligible are not eligible to participate in the application process.
The N-Power programme was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) with the mandate of lifting citizens out of poverty through capacity building, investment and direct support.
So far the N-Power programme has enrolled 500,000 beneficiaries.