The Federal Government, through the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has revealed that more than one million youths have applied for the N-Power program during the period of opening the portal.
Sadiya Umar Farouq, on her Twitter Handle said; “The portal has been registering about 100 applications per second and as at 7:38 pm, we had received 1,001,045 applications.”
Also, the Deputy Director of Information, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs disaster management and social development, Rhoda Iliya revealed this while speaking to newsmen on Monday. She said; “The huge turn out in the number of Nigerians who have applied for the program is an indication of the number of youths who need jobs and the confidence in the program.
She equally stated that; ”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 program 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 program.
“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.”
There was no hacking on the portal the ministry said, reacting to the false news over the N-Power being hacked.
As stated by HM @Sadiya_farouq, the N-Power portal has received over 1 Million unique applications since the portal opened almost 48 Hours ago.
— N-Power (@npower_ng) June 28, 2020