Mr Sadiya Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has disclosed that about 6.4 million Nigerian youths applied for the N-power youth empowerment scheme Batch-C.
According to Punch Newspaper, the Minister revealed this in Abuja at the humanitarian ministry open house event/inauguration of Internally Displaced Person Policy.
Mr Farouq said:
‘’The ministry successfully exited the 500, 000 Batches A and B N-Power beneficiaries in 2020 and received about 6.4 million applications for Batch C.
‘’From Batches A and B, 109,823 beneficiaries have gone on to set up businesses in their communities, underlining and highlighting the impact and importance of the N-Power programme.
‘’Under Batch-C stream 1 there are 510,000 currently enrolled and benefitting from the programme, while an additional 490,000 will be enrolled following presidential approval to increase the number to one million.