Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has announced the official closure of the recruitment portal for Npower batch C applicants.
The Minister made the disclosure on Sunday night via a series of tweets from her verified Twitter handle.
Over five million Nigerian youths applied for recruitment into the Npower scheme before the portal stopped receiving applications.
Only 400,000 persons will be chosen from the pool of applicants, the federal government had earlier disclosed.
The Minister’s tweet on Sunday night read:
“The N-Power Batch C application portal closed on Sunday, August 9, 2020, after receiving over 5m applications.
“As we embark on the review process, efforts are in high gear to clear the stipends for Batch A and B before onboarding the new set of beneficiaries.”
With the Minister’s announcement, the recruitment process has officially entered the next stage which is the review process.
In the review stage, successful applicants will be given the opportunity to write an assessment test, and those who pass the test will be allowed to proceed to the next stage which is physical verification.
Those who scale through the physical verification stage will then be posted to their places of primary assignment as well as conclude the onboarding process on the NPVN portal.
However, the Minister has disclosed that the government is working towards clearing the backlog of stipends owed the exited Batches A and B beneficiaries of the scheme before onboarding can begin for Batch C beneficiaries.