The Job Creation and Empowerment Initiative of the Social Investment Programme (SIP) of the Nigerian Government has dispelled the rumour that it has shortlisted names for the 'second stage' of its Batch C 2020 Recruitment, AllNews reports.
The famed scheme via its official Twitter handle on Thursday, in a response to an inquirer, stated that "any new development will be communicated across our social media channels".
This is not true sir. Any new development will be communicated across our social media channels. Please stay tuned.— N-Power (@npower_ng) September 10, 2020
The 2020 N-Power recruitment ended as applications topped more than five million on registration closure on the 9th of August, 2020.
400, 000 Nigerian graduate youths will be enrolled in a programme the Muhammadu Buhari administration once said will be the largest post-tertiary job scheme in Africa.
They'll be paid monthly stipends and will be exited on the expiration of their specified period in the programme.
The N-Power was introduced in 2016 as part of President Buhari’s National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), aimed at curbing the incessant increase of unemployment and poverty in the country.
Apart from the monthly stipends (N30, 000), some Batch A beneficiaries were given tablet computers to aid further learning. N-Power had five components, which are N-Teach, N-Tax, N-Health, N-Agro, and N-Build.
Out of the SIP components, the N-Teach subcomponent is the most popular, due to a large number of youth deployed to teach in public schools.