The Federal Government through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development had announced the commencement of enrolment for Batch C beneficiaries of the N-Power Programme under the National Social Investment Programme which will kick start from June 26.

The Minister Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, made the announcement in a statement signed by the Deputy Director of Information in the Ministry, Mrs Rhoda Iliya, on Friday in Abuja.

According to the Minister;

“Applications will be conducted using a hybrid system of enrolment to ensure that all Nigerians are given an opportunity to participate.

“As a Ministry that caters for the vulnerable, we will also make special considerations for persons living with disabilities.

“Online portal would be open to receive applications from noon on June 26, 2020 and will provide a level playing field for all applicants.

“As part of the Ministry’s reforms to make the programme more efficient, all applicants must supply their Bank Verification Number, in their application.

“This is to ensure a streamlined and transparent selection process. Once applications are submitted, the Ministry will review submissions and publish a list of successful applicants.

“Past beneficiaries are not eligible to participate in the application process. Comprehensive details for the new batch will be announced in the coming weeks,” Farouq said.

The Minister also hinted that the Ministry had announced that Batch A would exit the programme on June 30, while Batch B would exit on July 31, 2020 respectively.

She explained that the Ministry had begun the transitioning of beneficiaries from Batches A and B into government entrepreneurship schemes and engaging private sector bodies to absorb some of the beneficiaries.