The online application for the N-Power batch C application which started on June 26, 2020 and slated to close Sunday, July 26, 2020 has been extended by the Federal Government for another two weeks.
The federal Government explained that the extension is to give interested youths the privilege to also register.
According to the Federal Government, at the end of the application exercise, 400,000 of the applicants will be taken.
Sadiya Farouq, Honourable Minister of humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Social Developement made the announcement via her twitter handle:
“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 Minister also promised to review the demands made by the Batch A and B enrollees who will be exiting the programme by the end of this month.
The 500, 00 enrolees, during a protest in Abuja last week, demanded N300billion payment.
They also requested the Federal Government to employ all of them as well as pay them a grant of N600, 000 each.
“I received news of a protest at the National Assembly by N-Power Batch A and B beneficiaries who presented a list of demands which we are reviewing and will address as practically possible.
“Let me reiterate that the exiting of Batch A and B is not punitive but as a means of providing an opportunity for their brothers and sisters to also access the programme. Batch A and B beneficiaries remain our pride and worthy ambassadors.”
See tweet below: