Npower Set To Disengage Two Batches of Beneficiaries

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The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and social development had announced the disengagement of two batches of beneficiaries of the Npower scheme set to commence at the end of this month.

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The Ministry also announced its intention to recruit new batch of beneficiaries after the first two batches have been eased of the the system.

According to the Deputy Director of information, Rhoda Illiya, the affected batches are batch A and B which will be eased out in June and July, 2020 respectively.

Recruitment for a fresh batch is expected to commence on July 26.

“The Ministry has announced that Batch A will exit June 30, 2020 and Batch B will exit the programme on July 31, 2020. And the commencement of enrolment for a new batch of N-Power beneficiaries effective July 26, 2020.”

“The federal government is committed to the continuation and expansion and as such will now begin enrolment and onboarding of a new Batch of beneficiaries. Skills acquisition for entrepreneurship and job creation are critical for an economy that will require a boost POST-COVID-19 and we are gearing up proactively for the challenge.

“The online portal would be open to receive applications from noon on June 26, 2020 and will provide a level playing field for all applicants. All applicants must supply their Bank Verification Number (BVN) in their application. This is to ensure a streamlined and transparent selection process.

“Once applications are submitted, the ministry will review submissions and publish a list of successful applicants. .

“We have commenced the transitioning of beneficiaries from batches A and B into government entrepreneurship schemes and engaging private sector bodies to absorb some of the beneficiaries after the completion of psychometric assessment to determine competency and placement into various opportunities.”

The Npower Scheme was established in 2016 and targeted at unemployed graduates who are paid a stipend of N30,000 monthly for volunteer work.

Over 200,000 young Nigerians have been engaged by the scheme so far.

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