FG extends N-Power registration deadline

THE deadline for the registration for N-Power, an online jobs and training initiative under the N500 billion Federal Government social investment programme has been extended.

The application process commenced on June 12, 2016 and was to close on Monday, July 25, 2016.

According to a statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, in Abuja, on Monday, the new deadline for the receipt of applications is now Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

It explained the extension became necessary, in order to pull in more potentially qualified candidates and expand the opportunity base around and across the country.

“However, being very keen on keeping its promise of empowering and uplifting young Nigerians by improving their livelihood and creating opportunities such as this (in an as inclusive and diverse manner), the Federal Government is providing an additional grace period for more young Nigerians to access the N-Power opportunity,” the statement said.

Akande also said N-Power, which is segmented into three— N-Power Teachers Corps Agriculture & Health related jobs, N-Power Knowledge for ICT and N-Power Build for building services & artisanal training is one of the initiatives of the  N500 billion President Muhammadu Buhari’s Social Investment Programme designed to empower young Nigerians with lifelong skills to find or create work.

He reiterated that it was targeted at young Nigerians aged between 18 and 35 and was aimed at enlisting a total of 600,000 young Nigerians in phases and under different sectors in the largest capacity development and empowerment effort in the country.

Akande added that “the Federal Government will continue to work with the state governments through their respective focal persons on social investments to ensure that N-Power is diverse and inclusive. This extension  presents an opportunity for persons who have not had the opportunity to apply to do so now. This will also allow those yet to complete the application process to ensure they see the process through as incomplete applications will not be processed.”

The release further cautioned that applications might be subject to other criteria which could be found on the N-Power website, adding that any prospective applicant with any challenge uploading supporting documents on to the portal because of the size of the files, should attach these documents in a mail that should be sent to  [email protected]

“After the application portal closes, there will be verification, testing and selection process before successful applicants are enlisted in phases as the specific programme design may necessitate and the government will publicise the selection criteria before the application process comes to a close,” he stated.