Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed that the online portal of the federal government’s job initiative, N-Power, be reopened on June 17.
The Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed says the reopening of the portal was to allow more unemployed Nigerians apply. Ahmed advised youth to apply for the Federal Government’s National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP). She also disclosed that federal government would scale up the N-SIP to accommodate more beneficiaries.
The N-SIP is a federal government programme which it says is aimed at reducing poverty and improving livelihoods of vulnerable groups such as the unemployed youths, women and children.
The government says the programme has so far empowered over 1.6 million Nigerians through its four components.