Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development says no fewer than 550,000 out of the 1.8 million Batch C applicants have been selected for the final stage of N-Power.
Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister, Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development made this known at a press briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.
Farouq said on the March 11, the ministry launched the National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS) for the Batch C applicants.
She said the applicants were requested to update their personal information and subsequently, take an online test via the NASIMS Portal.
“By the third week of May 2021, over 1.8 million Nigerians successfully updated their records and took the compulsory online test.
“Further screening was undertaken and a short-list of 550,000 applicants qualified for the final selection to engage 500,000 nationwide to serve as the first stream of the N-Power Batch C programme.
“This is the Batch C 1. The second batch of another 500,000 will subsequently be made in line with Mr President’s directive to engage 1,000,000 beneficiaries under the Batch C.
“The 550,000 short-listed applicants are being individually contacted via their e-mail addresses provided and are first advised to check and then immediately log-on to the NASIMS self-service portal and enrol their biometric data to qualify for final selection,” she said.
She urged the selected applicants to call the dedicated NASIMS, N-Power helplines on 0188883410 or 08176551162 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for further enquiries on their application status and any other questions they may have.
The minister also advised that their application details should be handy to ensure hitch-free communication with the call centre desk.