At least 4.48m people have applied online for recruitment in the third batch of N-Power supevided by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Investments.
Yet, under the scheme, where enrollment for the third batch started on June 26, only 400,000 applicants will absorbed in the National Social Investment Scheme.
According to earlier statements from the ministry, at least one million people applied for the scheme in the first 48 hours after the online portal for applications were opened.
The ministry has also said only 400,000 applicants will be absorbed into the third batch of its N-Power National Social Investment Scheme (NSIP) at the end of the recruitment exercise.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq posted the latest figures on Sunday in a late night tweet.
She said, “My team and I continue to interface with stakeholders to ensure a successful transition for the @npower_ng. It has been 16 days since the portal opened and we have received 4.48 million applications to date”.