By Mordi Chukwunonso
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development has announced that over 1,000,000 applications have been received from across the Federation in less than 48 hours. This is after the Honourable Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq, declared open the new N-Power Portal on the Ministry’s website on Friday 26 June 2020 at 11:45 pm.
According to a statement issued by the Deputy Director Information, Rhoda Ihaku Iliya, on the 28 June 2020, “The ministry wishes to reiterate that all young Nigerians between the ages of 18 to 35 with or without formal education can apply for a slot in the new program which would be highly focused on agriculture”.
“The number of applications so far received is an indication of the number of youths who need jobs and the confidence of the program. The ministry will continue to collaborate with its technical partners to provide timely support to all applicants.
“The selection process would be fair and transparent and the public would also be carried along at every stage. The portal is open for all Nigerians who meet the application criteria”.
The Ministry also denied news of the portal getting hacked. “The ministry will like to assure Nigerians that the N-power portal is secured and no data has been compromised’’.
N-power is one of the national social investment programmes of the Federal Government targeted at ending Poverty in the Country.