By Ridwan Yusuf
A business centre operator at Wunti shopping complex in Bauchi state, Malam Muhammad Nasir, has revealed that lots of applicants who registered at his centre experienced challenges with their date of birth and tried to change their ages to meet up with the N-Power Recruitment 2020 requirements.
The ongoing registration of the famed N-Power scheme is open to only applicants aged 18 -35 (this means you must have been born between 1985 and 2002), the Federal Government of Nigeria had stressed.
“I observed that many were having challenges of not having a national identity, BVN or voter’s card,” Nasir told Daily Trust recently.
“Many come for registration with copies of declaration, court affidavit or newspaper publication of change of name.
“Some whose names were spelt wrongly in their voters’ cards are hurriedly making efforts towards correction.”
Meanwhile, internet café operators in Kano state stated that they were making higher returns due to the number of applicants, which they said were higher than what they had in the previous batches.
Since its inception in 2016, N-Power has trained hundreds of beneficiaries in various vocational areas – farming, agro-processing, financial literacy, communication, digital skills amongst a host of others.
N-Agro, N-Teach, N-Health and N-Build, Tech and Creative are the major N-Power programmes, according to the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
400, 000 Nigerian graduate youths will be taken from the 2020 N-Power application pool.