Following the reopening of N-Power portal last Friday, the Federal Government said it has received more than one million Nigerian applicants.
The deputy director information, ministry of humanitarian affairs disaster management and social development, Rhoda Iliya, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.
The N-Power scheme is a youth empowerment project sponsored by the Federal Government of Nigeria to address the challenges of youth unemployment in the country.
The Batch C application commenced at 11:45pm on June 26, 2020, and closes on June 28, 2020.
According to the statement, “The ministry wishes to reiterate that all young Nigerians between the ages of 18-35 with or without formal education can apply for a slot in the new program which would be very focused on agriculture.
“The number of applications so far received is an indication of the number of our youths who need jobs and the confidence in the program.
“The ministry will continue to collaborate with its technical partners to provide timely support to all applicants.
“The selection process would be fair and transparent and the public would also be carried along at every stage.
“The portal is open for all Nigerians who meet the application criteria.”
The ministry also debunked news of the portal getting hacked, assuring that the portal is secure and no data has been compromised.