Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has said Batch A and B N-Power beneficiaries will exit the scheme June 30 and July 31 respectively.
In a statement, Sadiya said the federal government has commenced the transitioning of the Batch A and B into government entrepreneurship schemes.
The Federal government is committed to the scheme’s continuation and expansion and as such will now begin enrolment and onboarding of a new Batch of beneficiaries.
The Ministry will begin the enrolment for a new batch of N-Power beneficiaries effective July 26, 2020. The online portal would be open to receive applications from noon on June 26, 2020 and will provide a level playing field for all applicants.
The N-Power Programme was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 under the National Social Investment Programme with the mandate of lifting citizens out of poverty through capacity building, investment, and direct support.
The beneficiaries were supposed to spend 24 months on the programme but Batch a beneficiaries have spent over 40 months.