The federal government on Sunday has debunked reports that the N-Power
portal had been hacked. Rather, the government said the portal was not
only secured but also that it had not been compromised in any way.
This was as it also disclosed that more than one million applications
were received from intending N-Power enrollees across the country in
less than 48 hours.
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and
Social Development, in a statement, Sunday night, through its Deputy
Director Information, Rhoda Iliya, said, “Over 1,000,000 applications
have been received from across the Federation in less than 48 hours
after the Honourable Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq declared open the new
N-Power Portal on the Ministry’s website.”
It called on all young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35 with or
without formal education to apply for a slot in the new programme which
it said, “would be very focused on agriculture.”
“The Ministry will like to assure Nigerians that the N-Power portal is
secured and no data has been compromised,” it said, adding: “The portal
is open for Nigerians who meet the application criteria.”
The statement read in part: “Inline with the ongoing N-POWER Batch C
online application which commenced Friday, June 26, 2020, the Ministry
of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development,
hereby announces that over 1,000,000 applications have been received
from across the Federation in less than 48 hours after the Honourable
Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq declared open the new N-Power Portal on the
“The Ministry wishes to reiterate that all young Nigerians between the
ages of 18-35 with or without formal education can apply for a slot in
the new program which would be very focused on agriculture.
“The number of applications so far received is an indication of the
number of our youths who need jobs and the confidence in the program.
“The Ministry will continue to collaborate with its technical partners to provide timely support to all applicants.
“The selection process would be fair and transparent and the public would also be carried along at every stage.”