N power Got over 700,000 applicants in just 4 Days of Registration




°About 753,307 graduates have applied in the N-
Power job recruitment scheme as at June 18

°FG Promises transparency as it was in 2016

The total number of graduate applicants in the N-
Power job recruitment scheme as at June 18, is
753,307 thus exceeding the total number of both
graduate and non-graduate applicants in 2016 by
2,307.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job
creation, Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede, disclosed this to
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba, Delta, on
Sunday describing the figure as landmark.

He said that the figure for 2017 was generated barely
five days after the application was opened on June
14, while the applications for the previous year were
got during the two and half months it was opened.


According to the SSA, N-Teach, the teacher volunteer
aspect of the scheme, got the highest applications so
far with 470,456 while N-Agro the Agriculture
extension section of the scheme followed with
127,315.

He said that N-Health generated 85,691 applications
while the latest component, the N-Tax, generated
69,842 applications in five days.

Imoukhuede said that in 2016 the total graduate
applicants were 350,000 being less than 50 per cent of
the applications already received in less than one
week of entries for 2017.

He said the reason for the large number of
applications might be because “a lot of graduates now
have faith in the scheme unlike last year when many
were a bit skeptical and refused to apply.’’

He said that in spite of the number, the Federal
Government would restrict itself to the recruitment of
300,000 graduates in the current scheme in order not
to exceed the programme’s budget for the period.
Imoukhuede hinted that the selection process would
maintain same transparency as in 2016 and
expressed gratitude that the hiccups in 2016
registration was completely absent in 2017.

He added that everyone to be engaged this year must
satisfy the recruitment requirements outlined in the
advertisement such as age and academic qualification
as well as completion of the NYSC scheme.

The SSA noted that the N-Power was a lifeline
provided by Muhammadu Buhari administration to
curb the high rate unemployment rate in the country
as promised during his presidential election campaign
in 2015.

According to him, volunteerism is a global scheme
performed free by those working in other countries
but Buhari has promised N30,000 monthly stipend to
each graduate volunteer in the country.

He advised the youth to take advantage of the scheme
to improve their employability skills and also add
value to the society especially in the rural areas.
He said the N-Power had received a lot of
commendations from the public since its inception.

There has been a lot of commedation and testimonies from beneficiaries of the Programme and they Pray for President Muhammad Buhari for bringing such life changing programme to Nigerian Youths.

  NAN reports that the applications for 2017 will last
from June 14 through July 13.

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