N-Power shortlists 550,000 applicants for final selection


550,000 applicants have been shortlisted for the final selection of the Batch C of the N-Power Programme.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development said out of the 1.8 million Batch C applicants, 550,000 have been selected for the final stage of N-Power.

Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday in Abuja, The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, said on March 11, the ministry launched the National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS) for the Batch C applicants.

Farouq said applicants who have successfully updated their personal information and passed the online test via the NASIMS Portal have been individually contacted through their e-mail addresses.

“The 550,000 short-listed applicants that have been contacted are advised to immediately log on to the NASIMS self-service portal and enrol their biometric data to qualify for final selection,” she said.

The final selection that will engage 500,000 applicants nationwide will be the first stream of the N-Power Batch C programme.

“This is the Batch C 1. The second batch of another 500,000 will subsequently be made in line with Mr President’s directive to engage 1,000,000 beneficiaries under Batch C.

She added that already, programmes have been put in place to support exited N-Power beneficiaries.
The minister disclosed that very soon the CBN will support beneficiaries who have shown interest in one vocational skill programme or small business with soft loans.”

She said over 300,000 exited beneficiaries in Batches A and B would receive the loan from CBN, as about 500,000 persons benefited from the N-Power programme in the two batches.

Applicants are to call the dedicated NASIMS, N-Power helplines on 0188883410 or 08176551162 or send an email to support.npower@nasims.gov.ng for further enquiries on their application status and any other related questions they may have.


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