The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq has said that over 4million applicants have applied for the ongoing N-power Batch C enrolment and this was disclosed via a tweet as the applications were received within a period of 16 days after the portal was opened to all and sundry.
The Minister, Umar-Farouq who gave updates on the applications received for the scheme in a tweet on Sunday night saying that, “my team and I continue to interface with stakeholders to ensure a successful transition for the @npower_ng”, she said.
“It has been 16 days since the portal opened and we have received 4.48 million applications to date.”
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The ministry had recently explained that it was carrying out the transitioning of independent monitors recruited to monitor Batch A and B of the N-Power programme as well as other National Social Investment Programmes.
The NSIP was inaugurated by the government in 2016 with the mandate of lifting citizens out of poverty through a number of social interventions.
The interventions include N-Power, National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, Conditional Cash Transfer Programme and the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme.
Sadiya Umar-Farouq further appreciated thanked the independent monitors for their service in monitoring the activities and programmes of the NSIPs.
“The ministry had commenced the transition of Batch A and B N-Power beneficiaries, it would conclude activities of the independent monitors enrolled with those two batches by July 31, 2020”, she concluded.