Fact Check: Has N-Power released test timetable for its 2020 recruitment?

Fact Check: Has N-Power released test timetable for its 2020 recruitment?

Several social media posts claim N-Power has released it's screening timetable for the ongoing recruitment.

The posts also attach an image displaying the purported dates for the tests for each of the programmes under the N-Power programme will be conducted.

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How true is this claim?

The claim is false.

According to N-Power, the image shared in the article is "was the assessment schedule from 2017," according to a statement posted by N-Power on Twitter.

In another brief statement posted by N-Power on Monday, July 6, on Twitter, the scheme's management told applicants to consider any information "making the rounds about an assessment schedule" as fake news.

It also urged applicants to disregard any information that did not originate from its verified channels, that is, social media pages and website.

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"Please disregard any information that did not originate from our verified channels.

"Any information making the rounds about an assessment schedule should be considered FAKE NEWS," it posted.

Fact Check: Has N-Power released test timetable and screening details for its 2020 recruitment?
Fact Check: Has N-Power released test timetable and screening details for its 2020 recruitment? Photo credit: N-Power
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Meanwhile, Sadiya Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, has revealed the number of applicants that have visited the N-Power online portal.

Sadiya disclosed on her Twitter page that just 16 days after opening the portal, not less than 4.48 million persons have indicated interest to be employees on the platform.

The minister added that only 400,000 applicants will be absorbed into the third batch of the National Social Investment Scheme (NSIP) at the end of the recruitment exercise.

On Sunday, July 12, the minister tweeted: "My team and I continue to interface with stakeholders to ensure a successful transition for the @npower_ng.

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"It has been 16 days since the portal opened and we have received 4.48 million applications to date.

Also, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has disclosed the number and categories of jobs available to Batch C of the N-Power programme.

According to a statement issued by the ministry on Friday, July 3, this phase of the scheme will focus on the following areas of human endeavours: N-Teach; N-Health; N-Agro as well as N-Build, N-Creative and N-Tech.

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