The Federal Government said it has shortlisted about 550,000 applicants out of 1.8 million Batch C applicants for the final stage of the N-Power Programme. The above was made public by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, at a press briefing on Tuesday, in Abuja. This follows the launching of the National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS) for the Batch C applicants on March 11, 2021. Hajiya Farouq also said that the successful candidates are being contacted via email addresses.
She added that the applicants were requested to update their personal information and, thereafter, take an online test via the NASIMS portal.
“By the third week of May 2021, over 1.8 million Nigerians successfully updated their records and took the compulsory online test,” she said.
“Further screening was undertaken and a short-list of 550,000 applicants qualified for the final selection to engage 500,000 nationwide to serve as the first stream of the N-Power Batch C programme.
“This is the Batch C 1. The second batch of another 500,000 will subsequently be made in line with Mr President’s directive to engage 1,000,000 beneficiaries under Batch C.
“The 550,000 short-listed applicants are being individually contacted via their e-mail addresses provided and are first advised to check and then immediately log-on to the NASIMS self-service portal and enrol their biometric data to qualify for final selection.”