The N-Power website overload might have triggered a breakdown of the Federal Government (500,000 teachers) recruitment portal, just on the first day, yesterday.
Since President Muhammadu Buhari announced that the recruitment portal will be open from Sunday, June 12, the website obviously attracted thousands of Nigerians to apply through the portal — http://portal.npower.gov.ng; which caused crash of the website, since attempts by numerous personnel to apply has failed.
Although the Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Education, Anthony Akuneme, said the recruitment process is still on. According to him, “the website has been publicised in the media. It is too early to get the response and number of applicants since it just began.”
On the supposed first day of recruitment, the website carried a message as such:
“An error occurred. Sorry, the page you are looking for is currently unavailable. Please, try again later. If you are the system administrator of this resource, then you should check the error log for details. Faithfully yours, nginx.”
About N-Power Recruitment Portal
N-Power is a job creation and empowerment initiative of the Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
It is designed to help young Nigerians acquire and develop life-long skills to become solution providers in their communities and to become players in the domestic and global markets. Through N-Power, young Nigerians will be empowered with the necessary tools to go on and create, develop, build, fix and work on exceptional ideas, projects and enterprises that will change our communities, our economy and our nation.
The N-Power programme is for all eligible Nigerians looking to work gainfully. However, the initial programmes have been designed for young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, in a statement last Wednesday, said the 500,000 Teacher Corps, nicknamed N-Power Teach on the portal, was one of the three direct job creation and training schemes established by the current administration.
Others, according to him, are N-Power Knowledge, which will train 25,000 Nigerians in technology, and N-Power Build, which will train another 75,000 in building services, construction, utilities, hospitality and catering, automotive vocation, aluminium and gas services.
He explained that all trainees would be paid for the duration of their training, adding that the N-Power Teacher Corps initiative, is a paid volunteer programme of two-year duration.