Laolu Akande; Abuja
In order to pull in more potentially qualified candidates and expand the opportunity base around and across the country, the deadline for N-Power online jobs and training applications has been extended till the end of August.
The application process commenced on June 12th 2016 and was to close on Monday, July 25, 2016.
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 new deadline for the receipt of applications is now Wednesday, August 31, 2016.
N-Power is one of the initiatives of the N500B President Muhammadu Buhari’s Social Investment Programme designed to empower young Nigerians with life-long skills to find or create work.
The N-Power programme is segmented into three:
N-Power Teachers Corps Agriculture & Health related jobs
N-Power Knowledge for ICT
N-Power Build for building services & artisan training
N-Power is targeted at young Nigerians aged between 18 and 35 and is aimed at enlisting a total of 600,000 young Nigerians in phases, and under different sectors, in the largest capacity development and empowerment effort yet in the country.
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.
To apply, simply log on to www.npower.gov.ng and register for any one of the three sub-programmes.
Please note that applications may be subject to other criteria which can be found on the N-Power website. Any prospective applicant, who has any challenge with uploading supporting documents unto the Portal because of the size of the files, should attach these documents in a mail transmitted to [email protected]
After the Application portal closes, there will be a verification, testing and selection process before successful applicants are enlisted in phases as the specific programme design may necessitate.
The Federal Government will publicise the selection criteria before the application process comes to a close.
Modalities relating to the enlistment process will no longer commence today as earlier envisaged due to the demand for extension by many Nigerians from across several states.
Once again, the Federal Government is committed to ensuring that through N-Power, young Nigerians will acquire the skills and knowledge to become the driving forces of Nigeria’s economic growth and social development.