- N-Power, the empowerment scheme instituted by the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari, seems to be gaining much acceptance
- As part of activities to monitor its activities and testimony, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, visited the N-Power call centre
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo was at the federal government’s N-Power scheme call centre in Abuja on Thursday, July 14, NAIJ.com understands.
Osinbajo also extended the registration for the scheme by two extra weeks to allow more Nigerians come in.
With this, the application portal will now close on July 27.
The scheme was initiated by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to reduce the number of unemployed Nigerians in the country.
At the centre, Osinbajo monitored activities and operations as well as the scheme’s impact on beneficiaries, according to the presidency which released a set of tweets to confirm the acting president.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the Nigerian government on Tuesday, July 11, explained why it was carrying out validation of the Bio-metric Verification Number (BVN) for participants of the N-Power empowerment scheme.
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The federal government said the validation process is expected to avoid previous issues experienced by the participants of the programme.
The federal government’s N-Power scheme also released new information for applicants recently.
According to the information on their official twitter page, “Applicants who applied for N-Agro will now commence their assessment tests, Monday, 10th July, 2017.”
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