Sadiya Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, has revealed the number of applicants that have visited the N-Power online portal.
Sadiya disclosed on her Twitter page that just 16 days after opening the portal, not less than 4.48 million persons have indicated interest to be employees on the platform.
The minister added that only 400,000 applicants will be absorbed into the third batch of the National Social Investment Scheme (NSIP) at the end of the recruitment exercise.
On Sunday, July 12, the minister tweeted: “My team and I continue to interface with stakeholders to ensure a successful transition for the @npower_ng.
“It has been 16 days since the portal opened and we have received 4.48 million applications to date.”
My team and I continue to interface with stakeholders to ensure a successful transition for the @npower_ng. It has been 16 days since the portal opened and we have received 4.48 million applications to date.
— Sadiya Umar Farouq (@Sadiya_farouq) July 12, 2020
Meanwhile, it was reported that Sadiya on Monday, June 22, revealed that about 12,000 N-Power beneficiaries were yet to be paid their three-month stipends.
She admitted this at the media briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
She disclosed that the delay in paying the volunteers was as a result of administrative issues, adding that her ministry was working to resolve it with the office of the accountant general.