FG Completes N-Power Jobs First Batch Selection Process
The first batch of the selection process for the Federal Government’s N-Power Jobs programme has been completed.
The announcement was made by the presidency on Friday that 200,000 Nigerians will be employed.
Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed in a press statement that the applicants’ official engagement was awaiting the completion of Bank Verification Number (BVN) clearance.
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According to him, the verification is to ensure that the beneficiaries are paid directly.
He added that no fewer than 500,000 Nigerians overall would be engaged in the job-creation scheme.
Mr. Akande further stated that the first selection was done by Presidency officials in collaboration with Ministries of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Health and other government agencies.
N-Power Jobs To Employ 500,000 Nigerians
He added that the government did not engage or use foreign consultants as they were not needed.
Akande said that three criteria were used for the selection of the 200,000.
He mentioned that 40% was selected based on the number of applications per state. a special
A special markup was made for the six states of the Northeast; and a discretionary addition for states with low numbers of applicants.
He said the Buhari Social Investment scheme differed from the defunct SURE-P in many ways including the elimination of errors identified in SURE-P.
According to him, the Presidency conceived the Social Investments Programmes as a means to effectively and efficiently touch the lives of Nigerians.
Particular emphasis being placed on the unemployed and the poorest in the society.
“We have designed a full-proof process that will ensure that the goods are delivered.
“There would not be any middle-men and the payments to be made to the N-Power candidates.
“The monthly N5,000 to the poorest and most vulnerable among others would be paid directly to them.”