The Federal Government says the enrolment for Batch C scheme of the N-Power Programme which started on June 26 will now close on August 8.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, announced this on her Twitter handle on Sunday night.
She said over 5 million applications have been received for the scheme.
Solacebase reports that Federal Government plans to enrol 400,000 applicants in the Batch C scheme.
In a bid to extend the opportunity to all Nigerians and ensure it is truly inclusive. The portal will close at midnight on August 8th, 2020.
— Sadiya Umar Farouq (@Sadiya_farouq) July 26, 2020
“One month after the portal opened for Batch C applications, we are happy to announce that we have received over 5m applications underlining enthusiasm for the programme.
“In a bid to extend the opportunity to all Nigerians and ensure it is truly inclusive, the portal will close at midnight on August 8th, 2020.”
The N-Power Programme was inaugurated by the President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 under the National Social Investment Programme.
The programme aims to lift citizens out of poverty through capacity building, investment and direct support.