Federal Government of Nigeria Initiative, NPower Schedule Dec 4 For Physical Verification of 300,000 Candidates.
The 300,000 candidates pre-selected under the Federal Government’s N-Power Scheme will undergo its physical
verification phase from Dec. 4 to Dec. 14 in the 774 local government areas of the country.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation/Youth Employment, Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede said the
verification would be done with the N-Power stakeholders in the states such as the National Orientation Agency, NPower State team, National Assembly Monitors and Observers.
Imoukhuede explained that pre-selection could not be equated to final recruitment as those who fell short of the
verification criteria and made faulty declarations in their applications would still be disqualified.
Accordingly, the presidential aide noted that after the compilation of successfully verified candidates, the final
selection would be done followed by the deployment of the volunteers in the Agro, Teach, and Health categories
across the country.
He noted that out of 2.54 million applicants, 2.25 million had their Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) validated prior
to the assessment test phase while only 1.75 million responded to invitations to write tests.
In the State-by-State application breakdown, the North West geo-political zone had 33,039 applicants from Jigawa;
113,960 from Kaduna; 97,748 from Kano; 40,742 from Katsina; 30,975 from Kebbi; 22,501 from Sokoto and
32,186 from Zamfara.
From the North East, 50,552 applications came from Adamawa; Bauchi had 51,920; Borno had 55,264; Gombe had
27,980; Taraba had 36,987 while Yobe had 32,201.