The Federal Government’s youth employment scheme, N-Power, on Wednesday attained a major milestone by reaching 1.1 million graduate applicants in just one week, according to reports.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job creation, Afolabi Imoukhuede, said this in Asaba during an interaction with beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme in Delta, Vanguard reports.
The SSA said that in 2016, at least 751,000 applicants qualified for engagement, including 300,000 for non-graduate scheme, but 300,000 graduates were recruited nationwide.
He said that the non-advertisement of the non-graduate recruitment programme in 2017 was to enable those who applied for it last year to be selected.
“It is for fairness that we did not open applications for non-graduates so that those whose applications were collected could be screened and placed.
“The non-graduate scheme will be mobilized in batches from July,’’ he said.
Imoukhuede added the scheme was a fulfillment of the promise by the Muhammadu Buhari administration to solve the problem of youth unemployment in the country.