Over a million citizens have applied for the N-Power jobs since the portal was opened, according to Rhoda Iliya, the deputy director information, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development.
The Batch C application began at 11:45pm on June 26, and closed on June 28, 2020.
Iliya in the statement said, “The ministry wishes to reiterate that all young Nigerians between the ages of 18-35 with or without formal education can apply for a slot in the new programme which would be very focused on agriculture,
“The number of applications so far received is an indication of the number of our youths who need jobs and the confidence in the programme. The ministry will continue to collaborate with its technical partners to provide timely support to all applicants.
“The selection process would be fair and transparent and the public would also be carried along at every stage. The portal is open for all Nigerians who meet the application criteria.”
The ministry dismissed the notion that the portal had been hacked, assuring that it is secure and no data has been compromised.
N-Power is one of the national social investment programmes of the federal government targeted at ending poverty in the country.