The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has said that 550,000 applicants have been shortlisted for the final selection out of which 500,000 will be engaged nationwide to serve as the first stream of the N- Power batch “C” programme.
The Minister disclosed this at a Press Briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to the her, “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.
“Applicants are invited to call the dedicated NASIMS, N-Power helplines on 0188883410 or 08176551162 or send an email to [email protected], for further enquiries on their application status and any other questions they may have. They must ensure that they keep their application details handy to ensure hitch free communication with the call centre desk”.
She further explained that,”On the 11th of March 2021, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development launched the National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS), for the Batch C applicants who were requested to urgently update their personal information and subsequently, take an online test via the NASIMS Portal.
Continuing, “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”.
In a similar development, the Minister disclosed that the Ministry has recommenced the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme. A total of 9,196,823 pupils in classes 1-3 in public schools will receive one nutritious meal daily in all 54,619 schools nationwide.
She added that the programme is being expanded to accommodate additional 5 million children in line with the directives of President Muhammad Buhari.
The National Coordinator of the National Social Investment Programme, Dr. Umar Bindir, said the briefing was essential to keep the country abreast with the activities of the NSIP and to ensure the programme is effectively delivered.
Rhoda Ishaku Iliya
8th June, 2021