Npower Batch C: We are currently screening applicants - NASIMS confirms

The National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS) has confirmed that they have commenced the processes for the next phase of the 1,000,000 N-power Batch C enrolment.

In a statement displayed on the applicants profiles on www.nasims.gov.ng, NASIMS stated, "Hi there, thank you for applying to be a beneficiary of N-POWER Batch C programme. We are looking through the list of applicants and it might take a while. If you qualify to move on the next stage, we will reach out to you."

Capturing of applicants' Finger Prints has also commenced on the portal by applicants who have passed the "online screening Test" phase of the enrolment processes. Applicants can update their finger prints by clicking on "Verification."

Recall that the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouk has Thursday, disclosed that the ministry is about concluding the enrollment of 1,000,000 Batch C applicants in two streams of 500,000 in the first instance and another 500,000 later.

The Ministry had also disclosed that the Batch C N-power Programme would run for only 12 months on a N30,000 Monthly Stipend, adding that the selection process of the beneficiaries will ensure inclusion of people living with disability as well as equitable gender and regional representation.

Related: N-power: Batch C to run for 12 Months only on N30,000 Monthly Stipend

According to the Ministry, N-power Batch C is positioned to drive the acquisition of a bouquet of usable skills for each beneficiary with the goal of ensuring that they are economically more active and possess the right vocations skill-set to attract gainful employment after graduation.

The N-power Programme since its launch in 2016 has trained 500,000 beneficiaries in two batch of 200,000 and 300,000 Batch A and B respectively.

While the Batch A spent close to 4 years from 2016, the Batch B however  spent 2 years from 2018 before the disengagement of the two Batches from the Programme in June/July, 2020.

The Ministry noted that out of the 500,000 Batch A and B N-power Beneficiaries, more than 109,000 of the beneficiaries have gainfully established businesses through the saving made from their N30,000 Monthly stipends.

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