For those that applied for the Npower and hasn’t been shortlisted into the batch c yet, the opportunity that you might get shortlisted under Npower batch c2 is here.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, has made it known that the Federal Government will soon induct additional youths under the Npower programme (Npower batch c2).
She clarified that the Federal Government will be enlisting another 400,000 youths under Npower Batch 2 (a program to help youths learn new skills and make a living at the same time).
Meanwhile, the Minister of Finance and Account, Muhammad Sambo which is her deputy director mentioned earlier that over 3,000 youths from Northwest zone have been trained in software and hardware skills under the batch c1 (N-Knowledge categorized under the Npower).
Npower Batch C2: FG to Enlist 400,000 Youths Into The Programme
Sadiya made the below statements:
“It is no longer news that Mr. President has approved that N-Power be expanded to accommodate one million beneficiaries. We have carefully implemented this where the Batch C1 accommodates a total of 510,000 beneficiaries and the batch C2 will commence soon. This is to enlist more Nigerian youths into the programme.
“It is a well-known fact that N-Power programme is a critical part of the National Social Investment Programmes domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD) and designed to achieve the National objectives of poverty reduction and job creation.
“The N-Power programme is key to helping young Nigerians acquire and develop life-long skills that ensure they become solution providers and entrepreneurs in their communities.
“N-Power has 3 core segments: N-Power Volunteer Corps – the Graduate programme, N-Power Build – Non graduate programme and N-Power Knowledge – Which is a non-graduate programme and embodies the N-Tech Hardware, N-Tech Software and the N-Creative training programmes (Animation and Scriptwriting).
“N-Knowledge programme is focused on equipping young Nigerians with relevant skills and certification to become competent workers, innovators and entrepreneurs prepared for both the domestic and global digital job market.
“N-Knowledge programme targets to upskill 20,000 young Nigerians on the global radar as exporters of world- class services and content in the creative and information technology sectors.
The shortfall of about 7,000 will be mopped up as soon as possible to meet up with the target of 20,000 as earmarked for this tranche.
“This training component is targeted at developing competencies of the youth in software development, hardware training and creative industry which is catalytic as well as the groundwork to make Nigeria compete in the outsourcing market for software development.
“It will develop the skills and capacities along the skills set in the value chain of website development, mobile apps maintenance and start the talent development effort for the growth of information technology industry in Nigeria.”
She continued by adding that, “The Ministry is committed to ensuring that the strategic objectives of all the social intervention programmes are achieved and sustained.
“Permit me at this juncture to thank His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari for his administration’s unwavering efforts in eradicating poverty in our country and for supporting and sustaining the National Social Investment Programmes.”
In the end, this would be a great opportunity for people who were not enlisted in the Npower Batch C1 to enjoy this benefit in the upcoming batch c2.
We wish you all Good Luck getting into the Npower Batch C2.