FG extends deadline for N-Power Batch C registration

FG extends deadline for N-Power Batch C registration

- The ongoing registration for the N-Power Batch C has been extended by two weeks

- The extension was disclosed by the ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development

- Rhoda Ishaku Iliya, a spokesperson for the ministry, said the registration was extended to avail every one the opportunity to register

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The ongoing registration for the N-Power Batch C has been extended by two weeks, the ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development has disclosed.

The online application process, which began on June 26, was scheduled to close on Sunday, July 26, 2020, Daily Trust reported.

But Rhoda Ishaku Iliya, a spokesperson for the ministry, said the registration was extended to avail every one of the opportunities to register.

FG extends deadline for N-Power Batch C registration

The federal government said the deadline for applications was extended to ensure the process is truly inclusive. Photo Credit: Sadiya Umar Farouq
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According to her, the challenges faced by some people in gaining access to the registration portal which has seen a record number of over 5 million applications, also necessitated the extension of the closing date for registration.

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Also, Sadiya Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, confirmed the extension of the registration.

She said the decision was made to ensure the application is truly inclusive. Farouq disclosed that the portal will close at midnight on August 8th, 2020.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Information and Culture has explained why over 14,000 beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme are yet to be paid by the federal government.

On its Twitter account on Thursday, July 23, the ministry said that it has not at any time failed to process, approve and remit necessary information for payments to the Office Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF).

The ministry also noted that it is the duty of the OAGF to credit the various accounts of the beneficiaries.

In another report, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, July 22, in Abuja approved the establishment of a N75 billion Nigerian Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) to support enterprise among Nigeria’s 68 million youth between 18 and 35.

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The minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the Council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to Dare, the fund is meant to assist qualified candidates with genuine business ideas, and can approach any of the 125 micro credit banks across the country to access it.

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