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President Buhari set up Npower in 2016 to fight youth unemployment in the country.

Youths from ages 18 to 35 are eligible to participate in the programme.

Successful applicants receive a token of N30,000 every month, and they will receive this token for 24 months.

Furthermore, the Federal Government provides gadgets for participants to aid in skill acquisition.

Registration for Batch A

Registration began for Npower Batch A applicants on 12th June 2016.

By the time the registration process ended, 350,000 applicants registered successfully.

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In addition, the online screening took place thereafter to trim the number down to 200,000.

The successful 200,000 applicants resumed work on 1st December 2016.

Initially, the Federal Government planned that they would spend 24 months but they eventually spent 43 months.

Registration for Batch B

On June 13th, 2017, registration for applicants in Batch B of the Npower scheme started.

About 2,543,079 candidates registered successfully at the conclusion of the process.

Thereafter, an online screening took place for candidates who registered successfully leading to the selection of 300,000 youths.

On August 1, 2018, they began work at various locations spread across the country.

Registration for Batch C

Batch C registration started on 26th June 2020, and after the painstaking process, more than three million youths registered.

According to the Federal Government, one million young Nigerians will get its approval.

Besides, to know if you are successful, visit the portal of the National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS) at

Stipend Payment

The Federal Government had approved a 3-month backlog stipend payment for non-graduate participants of the Npower programme.

However, the approval is only for those who finished their training in 2021.

Also, those who are still undergoing training will not receive any payment.

In addition, January payment had started for Npower Batch C participants.

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