N-Power: Federal Government shortlists 550,000 applicants for final selection

*Nigeria’s Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development urges the applicants to first check and immediately log on to the NASIMS self-service portal to enrol their biometric data for the final selection

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

With a promise to support Batches A and B beneficiaries, who had completed the programme with soft loans, the Federal Government of Nigeria, through its National Social Investment Management System, has shortlisted 550,000 applicants for the final selection for Batch C of the N-Power programme.

ConsumerConnect reports Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, Honourable Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, who disclosed this development at a media briefing Tuesday, June 8 also said that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) would support Batches A and B beneficiaries who had completed the N-Power programme with soft loans.

The Minister stated the 550,000 shortlisted applicants are being individually contacted through the e-mail addresses they have provided at the time of application.

Farouq noted that the applicants have been advised to first check and immediately log on to the NASIMS self-service portal to enrol their biometric data, which would lead them to the final selection.

She said: “500,000 will be finally selected nationwide to serve as the first stream of the N-Power Batch C programme.

“This is the Batch C1. 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 the Batch C.”

In respect of support for the exited N-Power beneficiaries, the Minister said: “Very soon, the CBN will support those of them who have shown interest in one vocational skill programme or small business with soft loans.”

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

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