N-Power: FG gives fresh updates on Batch C selection process

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The federal government said it has begun the selection process for applicants who indicated interest to be employed under the N-Power Batch C.

Nationnewslead reports that the minister of humanitarian affairs disaster management and social development, Sadiya Farouq, made this known on Thursday, March 11, via a thread of tweets.

She said the ministry has taken stringent steps to ensure that the registration, verification and onboarding process would be carried out online and on a centralised system.

 

The minister noted that as part of measures to make the selection process seamless and transparent, a portal, the National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS) has been launched for ease of coordination, deployment and management.

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She noted all applicants have been migrated onto the NASIMS platform, adding they would be required to undergo a mandatory online test as part of the selection process. Farouq noted that the Batch C programme would run for 12 months, stressing that each beneficiary would be paid a monthly stipend of N30,000.

 

The minister also attributed the delay in the entire process to the outbreak of COVID-19.

 

 

She said:  “Based on the implementation experiences since 2016, and the impact of the COVID-19, these Social Intervention Programmes are undergoing a series of strategic realignment and restructuring with the view to optimise their operations, maximise their impacts and drive efficient coordination and management aimed to deliver even more socio-economic benefits to the poor and vulnerable.”

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On the number of people that will be recruited, she said the federal government has reached another milestone in the process of recruiting and onboarding of the Batch C N-Power beneficiaries beginning with 500,000 beneficiaries.

She added: “The programme is now positioned to be more strategic through the NASIMS. Beneficiaries will now be able to get more from programme, and experience a seamless verification process as well as an efficient transition and exit management plan through the NASIMS.

 

 

“Beneficiaries can now log into http://nasims.gov.ng to take their test and subsequently carry out the process. npower@nasims.gov.ng is the dedicated email address for complaints and enquiries.

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She expressed optimism that the new platform would address issues and concerns witnessed in the past.


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