The Minister of the Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, has said that the federal government would absorb only one million Nigerian youths into the NPower Scheme. The number was initially set for 500,000, but was later adjusted to one million beneficiaries.
Sadiya Farouq disclosed that 500,000 successful applicants would be shortlisted for Stream 1, and another 500,000 for Stream 2. She stated that the total number of registered applicants for Npower Batch C program is 5,042,001.
Therefore, 4,045,001 applicants will not be shortlisted for the program. Only applicants who scored above the Npower Batch C cut off mark and meet other requirements shall be shortlisted for the final stage of the selection process (deployment).
She also said that the reason some applicants scored high but were not selected was as a result of their geographical locations. She further stated that Applications were considered base on scores and population for the first stream. She said, if The population of applicant’s of an area overs the specific number of 1000 In local government A. Only those who scored 70% to 100% will be selected.
But if local Government B has a population that its number of applicants are less than a 1000 Applicants. If even an applicants of N-power scored 0% or 35% he or she can still be selected so as to balance the needed number DAT is expected to meet in the programme.
She further stated that, second stream of selection for batch C will begin on the June 15th 2021 and that applications are still being considered from 45% to 65% in the second stream of Batch C stream 2 programme.
Applicants can start checking their mail box or check the N-power official site on the 15 June, 2021 while selection will last till 21June, 2021. Which physical verification for Batch C stream 2 will commence on the 25 June, 2021 till 30 June, 2021.
NPower Batch C Stream 2 Verification Requirements:
The requirements for the physical verification are listed below;
- Educational qualification (O’level, Degree, HND)
- Age(Birth Certificate/Age Declaration/Affidavit)
- BVN(Bank Verification Number)
- Employment status
- NYSC certificate
- LocalG Identification
- Valid Identity Card (Int’l Passport, Voters Card, NIN).
Note: The NPower Batch C Stream 2 biometric fingerprint capturing will be done on NASIMS portal (nasims.gov.ng).