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Why We Extended N-Power Application By Two weeks – FG

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The Federal Government has announced the extension of the N-POWER Batch C online application by two weeks.

The extension comes immediately after the online application process that began on Friday the 26th of June 2020, ended over the weekend on Sunday the 26th of July 2020.

According to a statement signed by Deputy Director Information, Rhoda Ishaku Iliya, the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, the extension of the online application became necessary in order to provide an equitable and level playing field to all eligible applicants.

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“The extension is to afford everyone an opportunity to register online and take into cognizance difficulties some people might encounter in gaining access to the registration portal which has seen a record number of over 5 million applications,” she stated.

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It is worthwhile to note that the N-Power is a scheme initiated by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on the 8th of June 2016 with a view to increasing social awareness and addressing issues of youth development.

It is also a platform for diversifying the nation’s economy and preparing young Nigerians for a knowledge economy that will make them become innovators and movers in the domestic and global markets.

If Successful, the scheme would see Nigeria have a pool of software developers, animators, hardware service professionals, graphic artists, artisans, building services professionals among others.

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