The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq made the disclosure at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, Vanguard reported.
According to Farouq, in March, her ministry launched the National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS) program for batch C applicants.
She stated that the applicants were mandated to visit NASIMS portal to update their personal details as well as the compulsory online test.
“Further screening was undertaken and a short-list of 550,000 applicants qualified for the final selection to engage 500,000 nationwide to serve as the first stream of the N-Power Batch C programme.”
“This is the Batch C 1. The second batch of another 500,000 will subsequently be made in line with Mr President’s directive to engage 1,000,000 beneficiaries under the Batch C.”
The minister added that the 550,000 selected people had been contacted by e-mail, and were instructed to visit NASIMS portal and enroll their biometric data to qualify for final selection