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N-POWER Recruitment 2021: Application Form Portal, Requirements and Guide

In this post, we give you all the information you need about the N-POWER recruitment 2021. Here you will see the official N-POWER recruitment portal, application requirements, and a step-by-step guide on how to apply.

If you are a young Nigerian between the ages of 18 – 35 years old and are interested in enrolling for the N-power programme, this post is for you. In this post I will present a detailed breakdown of everything you need to know about the N-power volunteer scheme, the recruitment process, over of the scheme, application guidelines and tips on how to go through the application process successfully.  N-power is an economic development programme established as a National Social and economic investment strategy, found by the current federal government led by the president, Major General Muhammedu Buhari (RTRD).

The primary Objective of N-power is to harness Nigeria’s young population to drive appropriate skills development through knowledge and inclusion for social reengineering and productivity to tackle the problem of unemployment among the youth. N-power is a specially designed programme. Where Nigerians of the younger stock from graduates to non-graduates who meet the basic requirements are qualified to apply. N-power scheme is designed for them to acquire entrepreneurial, professional and technical skills for self-reliance and creation employment.

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About N-power

N-POWER Recruitment 2021: Application Form Portal, Requirements and Guide

N-power, like I stated at the beginning, is a National social and economic investment scheme of the present federal government to equip young unemployed Nigerians with employability skills. It is a special economic development programme targeted at the youth aimed to equip them with world-class skills and certification in food security, creativity in new technology and self-sufficiency. Although I haven’t benefitted personally from the N-power scheme, I have friends, colleagues and relatives whose lives have been changed for good through the scheme.

Career Overview for the N-power Programme

N-power is specially programmed for young Nigerian graduates of all category including Bachelor’s Degree holders, Higher National Diploma, HND holders, Ordinary National Diploma, OND holders, National Certificate of Education holders and any other qualification in that category. N-power recruitment is in volunteer capacity, but goes with reward of reasonable stipend which we will look into in the next section. Volunteers are to serve between 3 months to 2 years of learning and earning as the federal government empowers successful participants to create jobs in the economy and be self-sufficient.

Although participants of the N-power scheme are not in permanent government employment, they benefit from the different empowerment packages especially volunteers of N-power Agro, N-power Tech Software and N-power Tech Hardware. Even those in the N-power Teach and N-power Creative also have empowerment packages to help in the continuous practice and perfection of their acquired skills. There are various fields where participants can choose from.

The N-power scheme is designed for graduates in virtually all the fields of human endeavor namely: N-power Agro, N-power Build, N-power Creative, N-power Health, N-power Teach, N-power Tech Hardwar and N-power Tech Software. So whatever field you graduated from, there is a chance for you at N-power. Even non-graduates have opportunity in the section of N-power build which is for vocational training and apprenticeship.

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Requirements for N-power Recruitment / Selection

Although there are specific requirements for each package of the N-power programme, below are the general requirements:

  1. Applicant must be unemployed graduate or non-graduate
  2. Expression of genuine interest in whichever package an applicant is interested in
  3. Applicant must hold relevant qualification of the field interested in
  4. Applicant must have the ability to pass the relevant test
  5. Willingness to push yourself beyond your comfort zone
  6. Ability to show a flair to develop all the skills you need to be the best you can be
  7. Applicant must be between the ages of 18 – 35 years old
  8. Applicant must possess problem solving skills
  9. Applicant must have the ability to undertake self-tutorship
  10. Applicants must possess analytical skills

For a comprehensive specific requirements for each package of the programme, you can visit the N-power website at www.npower.gov.ng. From there you can see everything you need to know about the requirements for N-power recruitment.

N-power Salary structure for Beneficiaries

N-power beneficiaries are officially referred to as Volunteers because it is supposed to be just a skills acquisition and training programme, but out of government benevolence a stipend is paid to the volunteers to cover their expenses. However, there are special empowerment packages for beneficiaries at the completion of the programme in material such as computer devices and other technology gadgets to help them consolidate the acquired skills and knowledge

Meanwhile, the following is the breakdown of the salary structure for N-power beneficiaries:

N-power Health = N30, 000 – N40, 000

N-power Teach = N 28,000 – N30, 000

N-power Build = N27, 000 – N30, 000

N-power Agro = N25, 000 – N30, 000

N-power Tech Hardware = N20, 000 – N40, 000

N-power Tech Software = N20, 000 – N40, 000

N-power Community Education = N10, 000 – N30, 000

N-power Creative = N10, 000 = N30, 000.

Data source: (currentschoolnews.com).

N-power Recruitment Process

The N-power recruitment process begins and ends with the steps:

  1. Ensure that you possess an active phone number and email address
  2. Compile a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Get a Bank Verifications Number (BVN)
  4. Get a current passport photograph
  5. Follow the instructions below

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How to Apply for N-POWER Recruitment – N-power Recruitment Application Guidelines

  1. Interested persons are to logon to the official website of the N-power recruitment programme at portal.npower.gov.ng and follow the screen prompts to complete the application process by choosing the package that suit their qualification and interests.
  2. After making your choice click on the ‘Apply Now’ pop-up icon on the computer screen
  3. Take time to fill the application form you will access after the above steps. Be careful to provide every information required and attach necessary documents such as your CV, Passport, and qualification certificates
  4. A confirmation email will be sent to you.

The N-power recruitment 2020 registration/application portal opened at 11:45 pm on 26 June and closed 12 midnight on 8 August. The next Batch of recruitment has not yet been announced, but we promise to keep you updated on this blog as soon as the federal government announces the next recruitment exercise for the N-power programme.

Final Words

The N-power programme is designed in such a way that every young Nigerian graduate who is unemployed as at the time of selection can fit into any package of his/her interest. Everything you need to know from the nature of the job, which is on volunteer basis to the salary structure and the special empowerment for participants at completion of the exercise have been covered in this article.

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Samuel Udo

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